Varahagiri Venkata Giri was born on 10 August 1894 in Berhampur, Orissa. He served as the fourth President of India from 24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974. Interestingly, he was the only President to be elected as an independent candidate. Before his stints as Vice President and President of India, Giri was a key figure in the Trade Union Movement in India, wherein he worked to improve the condition of labour forces and get them their rights. He even wrote two books titled ‘Industrial Relations’ and ‘Labour Problems in Indian Industry’ to highlight the importance of organising labour forces. The Govt. of India honoured him with the Bharat Ratna in 1975 for his untiring efforts in the public affairs domain. He passed away on 24 June 1980.
The Koh-i-Noor is amongst the most celebrated gems in the world. It was taken from India under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore, signed in 1839. After being shaped and cut by the British, it now weighs 105.6 Carat.
The Rath Yatra(Chariot festival) is one of the grandest festivals celebrated at the Jagannath Temple in Puri.This commemorates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra to their aunt’s house. Gundicha.
Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha is celebrated throughout the state. In the historic city of Cuttack, a week-long event is organised starting from the day of Kartika Purnima.
Sivasagar, in Eastern Assam, is a city of historical and cultural significance, which also showcases nature's beauty. It served as the seat of power for the Ahoms, and contains important monuments from the era.
Step into the captivating history of the four queens who ruled in succession. Begums of Bhopal were known to be competent rulers as they redefined the city of Bhopal and maintained respectable relations with the British
This story is based on the World’s first all granite temple, the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur. The pride of Rajaraja Chola I, built almost 1000 years ago, this temple is the best example of precision and symmetry in architecture.
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