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Uttar Pradesh Foundation Day 2024

  • 29 Jan 2024
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On 24th January 2024, Uttar Pradesh celebrates its 75th Foundation Day. This day is known as Uttar Pradesh Diwas or UP Diwas in Hindi.

Key Points

  • The state was called the Brahmrishi Desh or the Madhya Desh in the Vedic period.
    • During the Mughal period, its territory was divided under governors.
  • On 24 January 1950, the United Provinces was renamed as Uttar Pradesh.
    • From 1947 to 1950, India continued to adhere to British principles, leading to Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari serving as the Governor General during this time. As a result, Uttar Pradesh was established as a state under his leadership.
  • The initiative to celebrate 'Uttar Pradesh Day' was taken by the then Governor Ram Naik and this event has been celebrated for three days every year since 2018.
  • Several programs will be organised from January 24 to February 4, 2024, in Lucknow, Delhi and Noida.
    • Several products will be exhibited under One District One Product (ODOP), along with Shilpotsav in all the districts, like Awadh Shilpgram in Lucknow, Noida Haat Sector-32 and Kharak Singh Marg in Delhi’s Connaught Place.
      • Shilpotsav is the annual fair of artisans from across the country, belonging to the weaker sections of the society.
    • Products of craftsmen from different states and cultural programs of the states were organised under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat

  • This programme aims to enhance interaction & promote mutual understanding between people of different states/UTs through the concept of state/UT pairing.
  • The states carry out activities to promote a sustained and structured cultural connection in the areas of language learning, culture, traditions & music, tourism & cuisine, sports and sharing of best practices, etc.
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