India is indeed a fabulous place, and the team at Dragon wish everybody in India and Indians living abroad a very happy 73rd Independence Day.
“As a young boy growing up in rural India, most of what I knew of the world was what I could see around me. But each night, I would look at the Moon - it was impossibly far away, yet it held a special attraction because it allowed me to dream beyond my village and country, and think about the rest of the world and space.”- Naveen Jain
Since this quote by famous Indian entrepreneur and philanthropist Naveen Jain was written, India have launched spacecraft that orbited the moon for nearly a year which identified frozen water ice and are set to become the fourth county to complete a soft landing on the moon.
Dragon have great respect for the way that India embrace innovation and the fantastic relationships that come from them. The recent Bangalore Blockchain Summit once again showed how influential India is on the global stage and when the Indian community sets its sights on something they achieve the incredible. Take the 2011 Kumbh Mela, which saw over 75 million people gather. This gathering of pilgrims was so large reportedly it was visible from space.
Fantastic architectural wonders abound such as the spectacular ivory-white Taj Mahal which provides a stark contrast to the modern Bandra Worli Sealink Bridge which took 2,57,00,000 manhours to complete and has steel wires equal to the Earth’s circumference.
At the end of 2018, India was recognised as having the world’s seventh-largest economy by GDP and the third-largest by purchasing power parity which is perhaps not surprising from the nation that is home to the 'Human Calculator'. Shakuntla Devi was given this title after she demonstrated the calculation of two 13-digit numbers: 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 chosen at random which she correctly answered within 28 seconds!
The future is definitely bright for India and here’s to the future full of understanding, appreciation and gratitude. May your spirits rise with the flag today!