MY GREAT MOTHERLAND
I love my motherland. It is one of the best countries in the world. I am proud of being born here.
My country can be roughly divided into three parts – (a) Northern hilly regions (b) The fertile plains and (c) The Deccan.
In the northern hilly regions we find the Himalayas and its various branches. These mountains are very useful for us. They are known as the guardian of our country. The Ganga, Yamuna, Brahmaputra and other rivers come out of it and irrigate the country. These rivers are the source of prosperity of this region.
In the fertile plains, the Ganga and Yamuna flow with their various tributaries. These rivers get water from the hilly region. So they are never dry. The climate of this region is neither very hot, nor very cold. It is the most fertile part of the country. The Ganga-Yamuna plain is famous throughout the world.
The Deccan is separated from the main-land on account of Vindhyas and Satpura. These mountains separate the North from the South. This is the reason why the Northern culture is somewhat different from that of the South. In this region, we find many rivers such as Narmada, Tapti, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri and others. Bombay, Madras, Poona, Hyderabad, Bangalore are some of the important cities of the Deccan.
In the olden times, India was very famous throughout the world. Travelers like Fahien, Huen Tsang, Ibn Batuta, Vasco da Gama and Sir Thomas Roe came here.
All of them praised the country. They were surprised at the conduct and good moral sense of the citizens.
Though we ore free today, the condition is not satisfactory. The government is determined to remove poverty. But it is not an easy task. Let us hope that a rime will come soon when it will again be famous and prosperous.