Uttarakhand Foundation Day

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Uttarakhand Foundation Day

Uttarakhand Foundation Day also known as Uttarakhand Day is celebrated every year on 9 November. The state of Uttarakhand was carved out of Uttar Pradesh on 9 November 2000.

How was Uttarakhand formed?

  • In 1950, the name of the United Provinces was changed to Uttar Pradesh.

  • However, the government of Uttar Pradesh could not meet the needs of the people of this Himalayan region.

  • Hence, people started demanding a separate state in the form of Uttarakhand after the formation of Uttarakhand Kranti Dal.

  • There was a widespread movement in the 90s for the demand for a separate state which turned violent in 1994.

  • Eventually, on November 9, 2000, the 27th state of India, Uttaranchal was formed by the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000.

  • Its name was changed to Uttarakhand on 1 January 2007.

About Uttarakhand

  • location - Northwestern part of the country

  • Capital - Dehradun

  • Formation - November 9, 2000 as 27th state of India

  • Chief Minister - Pushkar Singh Dhami

  • Governor - Gurmit Singh

  • State Animal    - Alpine Musk Deer

  • State Bird - Himalayan Monal

  • State Flower - Brahma Kamal

  • Districts - 13

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