Let's learn about our neighbours: Let's start with NepalThere are nine neighbouring countries of India. These are: China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan (yes, Afghanistan is our neighbour considering PoK an integral part of India), Srilanka and Maldives. However, we know very less about our neighbours. We must try to know about our neighbours. Let us start with Nepal.
We all know that Nepal was the only Hindu country of the world. Alas! It has now lost its distinctive identity. We all know that Mt. Everest, the highest peak of the world, lies in Nepal. In fact, eight out of the ten highest peaks of the world are in Nepal. We also know that Gautama Buddha, the founder of one of the greatest religions of the world, Buddhism, was born in Nepal.
But do you know the following few facts about this beautiful country?
(a) More than six thousand rivers flow through Nepal.
(b) More than eight hundred species of bird are seen in Nepal. Lophophorous (Himalayan Monal) is the country's national bird. It is dazzlingly beautiful.
(c) Although Nepali is the national language, one hundred twenty three languages are spoken in Nepal.
(d) Nepal is the only country with a triangular-shaped flag.
(e) There is a festival called 'Kukur Tihar' celebrated in Nepal. During the festival, people thank dogs ('kukur') for their loyalty and friendship.
(f) Nepal doesn't have any Independence Day. Why? The simple reason is: Nepal never lost its independence.