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India, Land of Diversity

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What is it used for?
-More than 5000 years old
-75% of the population wear it
What is it?

-Also know as Sari, Seree,or Sadi
-It is oldest surviving literature
-5-6 yards of saree is comfortable to manage household chores
What is it made out of
and how is it made?
The saree is made of many threads and will be weaved together on a handloom
A saree can take a very long time to make. It could take a few months or even years to finish weaving
What is it and what is it used for?
-It is a design for women and men
-Applied 1-3 days before a wedding
-Grooms will need to find his initials on the wedding night
-A paste that is brought in a cone shape tube
-If the groom does not find his initials he will have to give a gift to his new bride
-Mehndi is a ceremonial art form which originated in ancient India
1. Mehndi paste is usually applied on the skin using a plastic cone or a paint brush.
2. About 15-20 minutes later the paste will dry and begin to crack.
3. During this time a mixture of lemon juice and white sugar can be applied.
4. The painted area is then wrapped with tissue,plastic,or medical tape to lock in body heat. (3-6 hours of wrapping)
5. When removing the wrapping the mehndi design is pale to dark orange in color and gradually darkens through oxidation over the course 24-72 hours.
6. Finally they add a final color that is reddish-brown and can last anywhere from 1-3 weeks.
Sport Legend
Milkha Singh
-Born: 1935, Govindpura, Pakistan
-He was former Indian track and field sprinter
-He is the only male athlete in Indiato win a athletics gold medal at the Commonwealth Games
-His other name is "The Flying Sikh"
-He has three daughters, one son, and one adopted son
- It was used as a safe dress for trousers
-Can be used as a party dress or a working dress
-Can be worn by women and men
-It can also be worn as shorts, trousers, flowing gown or convenient skirt
-The Saree is worn in at least 10 to 15 styles throughout India
-The Saree is worn in at least 10 to 15 styles throughout the India
Gold medals
1958 Cardiff 440 yards
1958 Tokyo 200 m
1958 Tokyo 400 m

1962 Jakarta 400 m

1962 Jakarta 4 x 400 m relay
As if right now,he is 77 years old
-In 1998 he had retired from being an athlete

-He was awarded the Padma Shri
award for his success
-All his medals were donated to the nation which were displayed at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi,but soon moved to a museum in Patiala
-His running shoes that he wore in Rome are also displayed there
-In 2012, he had donated shoes that he had worn in the 1960,400m final to a charity auction organized by Rahul Bose,an actor
-He met Nirmal Kaur, a former captain of the Indian women's volleyball team in Ceylon in 1955 and the couple got married in 1962
Nirmal Kaur
What is it?
-It is the biggest and brightest
of all Hindu festivals.
-There are four days of celebration
-It is called Diwali or Deepwali
-Some believed it was to celebrate marriage of Lakshi with Lord Vishnu
-They would do firecrackers on Diwali because it is an expression of obedience to the heaven for health,wealth,knowledge,peace,and prosperity
-According to belief the sound of a firecracker are indication of joy to the people living on Earth
The Four days of Diwali
On the 1st day of Diwali Naraka Chaturdasi marks the vanquishing of the demon Naraka by Lord Krishna and his wife Satyabhama.
On the 2nd of Diwali the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth in her most benevolent mood, fulfilling the wishes of her fans. It also tells Lord Vishnu, who vanquished the tyrant Bali to a underground place where he was locked up.
On the 3rd days of Diwali it tells Bali finally getting out and rules the earth according to the boon given by Lord Vishnu to Bali.
On the 4th day of Diwali is referred to as Yama Dvitiya (also known as Bhai Dooj) and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.
What is it and how do people celebrate
-Holi or "Phagwah" is the most colorful festival celebrated by the Vedic Religion
-It is celebrated as harvest festival
-It is also a welcome-festival for the spring season in India
-The festival of Holi can be regarded as a celebration of the colors and a opportunity to forget all differences and have fun with each other
- This celebration involves sprinkling colored powder (gula) or colored water on each other
More about Holi
-Holi comes from a word that means "hola"meaning to pray to the Almighty as Thanksgiving for good harvest.
Thanks For Watching!
-Holi is celebrated every year to remind people that those who love God shall be saved and those who torture the fans of God shall be reduced to ashes.
-The other word for Holi is Phalgun which ushers in India and Spring when seeds sprout, flowers bloom and the country finally rises from winter's slumber.
By Kelly Leung
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