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Uttarakhand At A Glance
Uttarakhand, formerly Uttaranchal, state of India, located in the north western part of the country. It is often referred to as the “Devabhumi” (Lands of the God). It is bordered to the northwest by the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, to the northeast by the Tibet Autonomous region of China, to the southeast by Nepal, and to the south and southwest by the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
The state is divided into two divisions, Garhwal and Kumaon with a total of 13 districts. The winter capital of Uttarakhand is Dehradun, the largest city of the state. Gairsain, a town in Chamoli district is the summer capital of Uttarakhand. The high court of the state is located in Nainital. The natives of the state are generally called Uttarakhandi , or more specifically either Garhwali or Kumaoni by their region of origin.
Districts and divisions
- Garhwal division – Chamoli, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri Garhwal, Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal and Uttarkashi
- Kumaon division– Almora, Bageshwar, Champawat, Nainital, Pithoragarh and Udham Singh Nagar
History of Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand’s name is derived from the Sanskrit words Uttara meaning ‘north’, and Khanda meaning ‘land’, altogether simply meaning ‘Northern Land’. The name finds mention in early Hindu Scriptures as the combined region of “Kedarkhand” (present day Garhwal) and “Manaskhand” (present day Kumaon). Uttarakhand was also the ancient Puranic term of the central stretch of the Indian Himalayas.
One bill was passed by parliament in December 2006 and signed into law by then President A.P.J Abdul Kalam, and since 1 January 2007 the state has been known as Uttarakhand.
Uttarakhand has a highly varied topography, with snow-covered peaks, glaciers, deep canyons, roaring streams, beautiful lakes, and a few patches of dusty plains in the south. Some of the highest mountains in the world are found in Uttarakhand. Most notably, these include Nanda Devi (25,646 feet) which is the second highest peak in India, Kamet (25,446 feet), and Badrinath (23,420 feet).
Most of the people of Uttarakhand speak Indo-Aryan languages. Hindi is the official language of the state. Hindustani, which contains words from both Hindi and Urdu, is the principal spoken language. Other languages used in Uttarakhand include Garhwali and Kumauni (both Pahari), Punjabi, and Nepali.
Ancient rock paintings, stone tools, and megaliths provide evidence that the mountains of the region have been inhabited since prehistoric times. There are also archaeological remains that show the existence of early Vedic practices in the area.
It is believed that the sage Vyasa scripted the Hindu epic Mahabharata in the state. Among the first major dynasties of Garhwal and Kumaon were the Kunindas in the 2nd century BCE who practised an early form of Shaivism and traded salt with Western Tibet. Shamanic Hindu practices deviating from Hindu orthodoxy also persisted here. However, Garhwal and Kumaon were restored to nominal Vedic Hindu rule due to the travels of Shankaracharya and the arrival of migrants from the plains.
The most notable incident during this period was the Rampur Tiraha firing case on the night of 1 October 1994, which led to a public uproar. On 24 September 1998, the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council passed the Uttar Pradesh Reorganization Bill, which began the process of forming a new state. Two years later the Parliament of India passed the Uttar Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2000 and thus, on 9 November 2000, Uttarakhand became the 27th state of the Republic of India.
- Capital: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer)
- Principal Languages: Indo-Aryan, Hindi & Urdu, Garhwali & Kumauni
- Population [2011-Census]: 10,086,292 persons
- Geographical Area : 53,483 sq. km
- District: 13
- Tehsils: 109
Trivendra Singh Rawat was born on 20 December 1960in the village of Khairasain in the kotdwar tehsil, in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. He was the ninth and youngest child of in the family. He obtained his master degree in journalism from Birla Campus in Srinagar affiliated to the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University.
Trivendra Singh Rawat is an Indian politician and is the eighth and current Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Rawat was a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh from 1979 to 2002 and held the post of organising secretary of the Uttarakhand region, and later the Uttarakhand state, after the state’s formation in 2000. He was elected from Doiwala in the state’s first legislative Assembly elections in 2002. He retained his seat in the 2007 elections and served as the state’s Minister of Agriculture. As a member of Bharatiya Janata Party, he served as Jharkhand’s in-charge and Uttarakhand cadre’s president. Winning from Doiwala again in 2017, he was named the Chief Minister after his party won majority and formed the government.
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Latest Govt Job Announcements
UKMSSB Recruitment 2020 | Uttarakhand Medical Service Selection Board (UKMSSB) Recruitment 2020 | 763 vacancies | Apply Link will be Available from 11th August
UKSSSC Jobs 2020 | Uttarakhand Subordinate Service Selection Commission (UKSSSC) | 300 vacancies | Apply Link Available from 31st July
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