Uttarakhand, known as Dev Bhoomi, is going to celebrate its 22nd foundation day this year. Uttarakhand was carved out of Uttar Pradesh as a new and separate state on 9 November 2000. The state of Uttarakhand has been formed by merging part of the Himalayan mountain range with the main parts of the northwest. The name of this state was Uttaranchal during this time, a few years after its establishment its name was changed to Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand is known for its natural beauty and culture along with being a god land.
Lakhs of people visit Uttarakhand every year to visit the most important Char Dham (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri) along with the beauty of the rivers, glaciers, and mountains of Uttarakhand. According to a report from 2019, if we talk about domestic tourists only, 37.58 million domestic tourists and 0.15 million foreign tourists visited Uttarakhand that year. Every year this number of tourists increases. Let us know about Uttarakhand in more detail.
History Of Uttarakhand
When the princely states were being politically integrated into India, at the same time the princely state of Tehri Garhwal also joined the Union of India. After this, the United Provinces was named Uttar Pradesh with the Indian Constitution in 1950. The demand for a separate state started when it was seen that the then government at that time could not fulfill and understand the interests of the people of the Himalayan region. Lack of infrastructure, unemployment, migration of native people, and lack of development fueled the demand for a separate hill state.
Uttarakhand Kranti Dal was formed to demand a separate state and the demand for a separate state took the form of a movement in the entire hill region. During this struggle, there came a time when the agitation for the demand of the state took a violent form. It is on 2 October 1994 when a mob of protesters in Muzaffarnagar was fired upon by the Uttar Pradesh Police, in which many people were killed, but still, the movement was not stopped.
After the continuous struggle by the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal, the state of Uttaranchal was formed on 9 November 2000 by the then government of Uttar Pradesh through the Uttar Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2000 and it became the 27th state of India. After a few years, on January 1, 2007, the name of this state was changed from Uttaranchal to Uttarakhand. Before the formation of the state, this hilly region was known as Uttarakhand. The state regained its old name from Uttaranchal by doing Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand is a Sanskrit dialect word meaning “northern region”. Uttarakhand is divided into two regions i.e. Garhwal and Kumaon, through the history and culture of both of them one can know about the history and culture of Uttarakhand. After the establishment of Uttarakhand as a state, Dehradun has been made the capital of this state.
Uttarakhand Foundation Day Celebrations 2022
Every year a grand festival is organized in Uttarakhand to commemorate Uttarakhand Foundation Day. This festival will be organized in Nainital. This festival has been started 2 days back when a cleanliness drive has been carried out in the entire Nainital district of the Kumaon region. Students from NCC, NSS, and Schools of Higher Secondary classes are involved to carry out this campaign. Like previous years, this year also a Sailing Rigda will be organized at Naini Lake, along with a food festival.
Through this food festival, local people and tourists from outside will be able to enjoy the food here. Uttarakhand shows its culture through Uttarakhand Foundation Day. A variety of stalls are set up during the ceremony, which give information about government jobs and self-help groups, as well as many other stalls that provide information about the state.
Uttarakhand Famous Hill Station Of India
Uttarakhand is One of the most liked hill stations in India is its natural beauty, mountains, culture, and religious places behind it. Every year lakhs of people come to visit this state for trekking and Char Dham. According to a 2019 report, in that year alone, the number of domestic tourists has been recorded at 37.58 million and the number of foreign tourists is 0.15 million.
Every year there is an increase in the number of tourist arrivals in Uttarakhand. Talking about recent news, the Valley of Flowers located in Uttarakhand, which is the most famous tourist destination and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, has broken its previous record in the number of tourists. Around 17,424 tourists have been recorded in 2019 which has increased to 20,000 this year. This number of visitors has been recorded in only 5 months. At present, Uttarakhand is one of the fastest-growing states in India.