Uttarakhand Foundation Day
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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.
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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