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On the Twenty-Sixth of January, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-two, We, the Friends of Bharat (India),
the world's largest democracy, wish to join together in celebration of the Forty-Second
"India, the motherland of our race and Sanskrit, the mother of Europe's languages. She was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through Budda,
of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of Self government and Democracy. Mother India is, in many ways, the Mother of us all."-Will Durant
"In religion and culture, India is the only millionaire! There is only One India! The land of dreams and romance. The one land all desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give
that glimpse for the show of the rest of the globe combined."-Mark Twain
"It is already becoming clear that a chapter which had a western beginning will have to have an Indian ending, if it is not to end in self-destruction of the human race. At this supremely dangerous moment
in history, the only way of salvation for mankind is the Indian way."-Dr. Arnold Toynbee
DID YOU KNOW?
India has the second largest pool of training techni n the world. By the year 2025, one out of every five persons in the world will be an Indian. Since, 1971, India has used nuclear technology
solely for peaceful purposes, despite nuclear t ts from its nei rs. India is self-sufficient in food production. India has the fourth largest armed forces in the world. India has been one of the leaders
in the fight against apartheid in South Africa. India has independen sent its ow satellites into space. The game of chess was created in India.
Indian poets, philosophers and writers have providec he thoughts, imagination and dre s of millions through countless inspiring works such as The Ramayana-the most ancient and glorious epic known,
The Mahabharata-the longest epic ever written, encpmpassing knowlege of life as a w le through the Hindu religious text-The Bhagavad Gita. The Vedas and the Upanishads are an integral part of Indian
civilization. India's own eminent personalities hav influenced the world with the iI als of philosophers and leaders such as Gautam Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekanada, Rabindranath Tagore,
Sri Rama and Site, Lord Krishna, Guru Nank, Mah vir Swami, Queen Lakshmib ' of Jhansi, Sharada Devi, and Sarojini Naidu.
"Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas, have felt that some unearthly d unknown light illuminated me. In the great teaching of the Vedas, there is no touch of Sectarianism. It is of all ages,
climbs, and nationalities and is the royal road for the inment of the Great Know dge. When I am at it, I feel I am under the spangled heavens of a summer night."-Henry David Thoreau.
Spiritually, India is the wealthiest in the world. No y four major religi sthe world-Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism-have sprung from her soul, but all other religions have freely
flourished in her enormous heart. Certainly, India is th oliest hostess of the rld.
It is impossible to imagine computers without the in ention of "Zero" because they ar sed on the binary systems that uses "1" and "0." Among the many achievements of Indians in mathematics, some
of the most significant are the invention of Zero, t ecimal system of numbers, the value f Pi (3.14159 ... ), Algebra, the concepts of Trigonometry and Geometry, as well as the concept of infinity among
other fundamental ideas used today. ......
"The Vendata and the Sankhya hold the k to the laws of the mind and thought process whi are correlated to the Quantum Fields that is the operation and distution of particles at ato c and molecular
levels."-Prof. Brian David Jos sicist), Youngest Nobel Laureate
MEASUREMENT OF TI E: ,..
In the 5th century A.D., In cientist and astronomer Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken for the Earth too the Sun in nine decimal e 365.258756484 days, a lue that was later confirmed
and remains the accepted va e used today.
A thousand years before Copernicus published his theory of the Earth's revolution around the Sun, Indian astronomer Aryabhatta stat at that revolves a und the Sun in the following
words: "Just as a pe s aA in a boat feels that the trees on the bank are moving, people on the Earth feel that the Sun is movin ."
Sushruta perform urgery in India 3,000 years ago, using 125 kinds of surgical instruments "so advanced that they could cut a hair long dinally." ha a descr< es the functions of the heart and the
circulatory system 2, before the English physician Dr. Harvey, who is said to have discovered the system in the 16th century in E rope. Char a the ost respected medical authority in the
h euhr trpr orb s.7rd s ,0 0 y ar g o si g 1prid s oasr ic li st u en siscdan eet a t e c u d cu h i l n ithe. a ar
Arabic, Roman, and ian worlds. His Handbook of a Physician included details of the anatomy of the human body, notes on pathology, dia oses, treatment var us diseases, recipes for remedies, and
characteristics of over 00,000 A , India's ancient texts, the Vedas, contain passages devoted to medicine. That system, called Ayu eda, is practicethe world.
Yoga is India's original ans e wel being of man's external body, internal organs, as well as the mind and the spirit. It is a ience formulated upon knowledge and inspiration, confirmed by regular
experiments, practical analysis, and cons t results. Together with the medical system of Ayurveda, India has given the worl an important system for maintaining health.
Mahendra & Jayshree Dav
Dr. Marigowda & RenukaI
Abul & Jyoti Meghani
Dr. Anant & Achala Kshir
Dr. Pravin and Jyotsna Sor
Virendra & Rohini Parikh
De Bharat (India),
We sh you continued strength, prosperity, unity, and integrity tis our hope that you will successfully
coun er the fundamentalist terrorism sponsored by some your neighbors. The recent economic
liber ation is certain to bring tremendous growth to you. ere is no doubt in our mind, because of your
com tment to the ideals of your Constitution, that thi growth and progress will reach every Indian.
Your ends in America support you and wish you tl'etest. It is your philosophies that offer the best
solutions for world harmony as this century gets clos r to its end.
Arundhathi Jeyabalan hmi Gupta Dr. Mahavir Purohit Arun Ka
e Siddharth Mallannagari Padma Thota Sharad Soni Drs. Jane
\ Y.V.S. Narayana Murthy Priya Nagaraju Anil Maheshwari Siva Ho
Nagaraju \Prabhu Ambatipudi Devindra Parikh Vijay & Bansi Pandit Arun H
kamesh Subramanian ari Aggarwal Shamkant Sheth Manjari
IKilvani & Indrani Chinnaiyan anjeev Shukla Viraj Parikh Dr. Dud
uneesh Tewari Abha Ahuja Sandeep Rao Sheetal
nesh Modh Rajveer Purohit Neha Dave Krishner
A & Madhuri Nagras Sanjay Gupta Kanchan Banerjee Vidya K
sagar Ga ang & Asha Vaishnav Vivek Anand Avaneendra Gupta Gopal A
Vis & Sharda Kumar Devdeep Majumdar Anuja Gossain Don Ha
Soniya andhi Susmita Joshi Ajay Sanan Anand F
Rajni & aru Patel Gokul Kunnath Arvind Reddy Shilpa V
ni K. Srini as Chirag Patel Nilam Dhanani Anand F
Dr. Jasw t Purohit Sanjay Gupta Dr. Veena & Sharad Gandhi Narayan
Sunir Gar Yash Rohatgi Anuja Rajendra Pradeep
Urvi Dos i Swarna Manian Nilam Dhanani Kirti & A
Ashish Ch i April Hilger Pradeep Nagaraju Purna V
Dr. Babu Paia,- Aruna Kumar Rachana Rajendra Girish B
Hasti Palrecha Mohan Palaniswami Drs. Deepika & Kamlesh Parekh Dr. Muk
Utpal Pandya Devki Nandan Manish Gupta Indrayan
Ashwin Bijur Murali Prahalad Neil Vidwans
Tushina Aggarwal Devesh Gandhi Pradeep Jai
aki & Venkat Manian
du Raja Gopal
Elected Representatives Wishing India A Happy Republic Day:
United States Senator Donald Riegle (D-MI)
United States Representative Howard Wolpe (D-MI)
United States Representative William Broomfield (R-MI)
United States Representative Sander Levin (D-MI)
United States Representative Guy Vander Jagt (R-MI)
State Senator David Honigman (R)
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