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(f) to value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture;
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Ancient culture of Mohen-jo-daro and Harappa
Sant Kabir
Amar Chitra Katha
Interesting Places of India
The Great Indian Forts
The Temples Of India
The Exotic Indian Places

    India is one of the countries which has a rich heritage of composite culture. The impressive remains of the Indus Valley civilization which have been discovered at Mohen-jo-Daro in Sind and at Harappa in the Western Punjab, is the earliest picture that we have of India’s past.
    There were many small kingdoms in India towards the middle of the first millennium BC, one of these, the Maurya, formed the first united kingdom in India. The most famous Mauryan king was Asoka (d. 232 BC), who is best known for his great effort to promote Buddhism.

    Our composite culture also consists of temples, mausoleums, gardens, statues and paintings. We find from history that Nadirshah came and took away the Peacock throne from India.  Even today the beautiful Taj Mahal, The Red Fort, Kutub Minar, Caves of Ajanta & Verul, the Meenakshi Temple in the south and many other temples of Hindus represent very rich art and culture of India.

    India is a land of different religions.   This country also produced several noble Muslim and Hindu Kings. The great saints like Kabir, Guru Nanak have tried to preach religious harmony. People following different religions live and interact with each other like one family in this country. It is the duty, therefore, of every citizen to preserve the rich and valuable heritage of this composite country.