Uttarakhand Foundation Day

Uttarakhand Foundation Day or Uttarakhand Day is celebrated every November 9th annually. This day is celebrated to remember the founding of Uttarakhand. On 9th November, 2000 the state was founded.

Highlights

The state of Uttarakhand was created by combining north-western Uttar Pradesh’s several districts. This state became the 27th state in India. Uttarakhand is a Sanskrit word meaning northern city and is known as Devbhumi, the land of the gods. It is surrounded by the Great Himalayas, the Kumaon hills, the Sivalik hills and the Garhwal hills. When it was founded in the year 2000, it was originally named Uttaranchal. Then, in the year 2007, the name was changed to Uttarakhand. The state is surrounded by the Himalayan region, Terai region and Bhabar. There are several pilgrimage centers such as Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. These four locations are called Char Dhams. Tibet, Nepal, Uttar Pradesh Haryana and Himachal Pradesh are the neighbours of the state of Uttarakhand.

Population

There are two geological and cultural areas in the state which are Garhwal and Kumaon. The state is very multi-ethnic. It is composed of Rajputs, Kumauni, Gujjar and Garhwali. The majority of the state’s population speaks the language Indo-Aryan and also speaks Punjabi, Nepali, Kumaoni and Garhwali. Hindi has been selected as the official language of the state.

Festivals of Uttarakhand

The state celebrates Hindu festivals such as Diwali, Holi, Shivaratri and Dussehra.  Muslims in the state observes Muharram, Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Guru Nanak Jayanti, Buddha Purnima and Mahavir Jayanti are also widely celebrated in the state.

Climate of the state

The state has a mild climate. The hottest month is July, the coldest month is January. It rains 60 inches each year. The state rains during the southwest monsoon, from the months of July to September. Natural disasters such as floods and landslides are very common in the state of Uttarakhand.

About Uttarakhand Day 2021

In the year 2021, the Uttarakhand State Government celebrated its 19th anniversary. A week-long celebration was held in the capital Nainital. The third edition of the Raibaar program has begun. The Raibaar program was launched in the year 2017. This program aims to connect people who have migrated from Uttarakhand. In the state, events for Mera Abhiman and Mera Sainik were also held. These events demonstrated the involvement of military personnel in the development of the state. Along with these Mahila Shakti Sammelan was also inaugurated by the state government.

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