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Uttarakhand Foundation Day

Uttarakhand Foundation Day also known as Uttarakhand Divas day is observed on November 9 every year. Uttrakhand Divas commemorates India’s 27th state. It was created under the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000.

It is a hilly state located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges, with international borders with China (Tibet) in the north and Nepal in the east. It is abundant in natural resources, particularly water and forests, with numerous glaciers, rivers, dense forests, and snow-capped mountain peaks. The four most sacred and revered Hindu temples of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri are nestled in the mighty mountains of the Char-dhams. It truly is God’s Land (Dev Bhoomi).

The 1990s saw a widespread statehood movement after Uttarakhand Kranti Dal was founded. It lasted years. Subsequently, the state of Uttarakhand was formed, initially as Uttaranchal.

On August 28, 2000, then-president K. R. Narayanan approved the bill which later turned into an act. With the official announcement, Uttaranchal became Uttarakhand on January 1, 2007.

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