Group Discussion Topic: Is India still a 'Golden Sparrow'?
| July 06,2011 03:20 pm IST
India has traditionally been a rich country with treasures of gold and other valuables. This is why it has been invaded time and again with the intention to plunder this wealth.
It would have been one of the richest countries of the world had it not been attacked by invaders time and again.
The treasure trove of gold, diamonds and precious stones hidden for more than 150 years was discovered in the underground chambers of a temple in Kerala. News agency Reuters have reported, the search team's finds included a four-feet-tall gold statue studded with emeralds, 15-feet-long gold necklaces and jewel-encrusted crowns. The estimated value of the hoard is 750 billion rupees ($17 billion), but officials said they were yet to assess the findings.
However, according to a latest report published by Hindustan Times, treasure estimated at over Rs 1 lakh crore has been found in five of the six chambers of the 16th century temple that have been opened so far on the instructions of the Supreme Court after a local lawyer alleged poor security and mismanagement by the trust that runs the temple.
Earlier last month, large amount of wealth was found in the personal chambers of Sathya Sai, when opened after two months of his death.
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