Uttarakhand Commemorates Statehood Day

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09 November 2021 Current Affairs:On November 9, Uttarakhand Foundation Day is commemorated. The day is commemorated every year to commemorate the founding of India’s 27th state.

Highlights:
Uttarakhand was formed in 2000 by combining some districts from Uttar Pradesh’s northwestern region with a section of the Himalayan Mountain range.
Uttaranchal was the previous name for this state. In 2007, it was renamed Uttarakhand.
The year 2021 marks the 21st anniversary of Uttarakhand’s foundation.
Uttarakhand is renowned as the “Land of Gods.” Glaciers, snow-capped mountain peaks, rivers, and lush forests are among its abundant natural resources. 
It also has the Char Dham of Uttarakhand, which consists of four of the most sacred and respected Hindu temples: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. Uttarakhand’s capital is Dehradun.

Uttarakhand’s history
From November 3 to November 9, 2019, the state administration held a week-long “Foundation Week” to commemorate the state’s founding.
Uttarakhand is derived from the Sanskrit dialect. It directly translates to “northern city.” Following a long fight by the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal, it was established by the then-Government of Uttar Pradesh.
Uttarakhand is a cultural, ethnic, and religious melting pot. It is one of India’s most popular tourist destinations.

 

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