Will India change its name? – level 1

11-09-2023 15:00

Indian President Droupadi Murmu calls herself the President of Bharat. Many people start to wonder if India is planning to change its name.

Usually, officials the name India in English and Bharat in Hindi. So it is not common for the president to use the name Bharat in English. Some people say that the name India comes from the time when India is a British colony. But experts say that the name is much older than that.

The parliament may discuss the change during its next meeting. To change the name, it would be necessary to change India’s constitution.

Difficult words: common (usual), colony (a country or area which is under the control of another country), constitution (basic laws of a country).

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What kind of constitutional changes would be necessary to change India's name from India to Bharat?


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