Uttarakhand formerly known as Uttaranchal, It is a state in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as the “Devabhumi” (literally “Land of the Gods”) due to numerous Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. On 9 November 2000, Dehradun is The capital city of Uttarakhand, the largest city of the state, which is a railhead. The High Court of the state is located in Nainital.
It became the 27th state of the Republic of India, being carved from the Himalayan districts of Uttar Pradesh. It borders Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north; the Sudurpashchim Pradesh of Nepal to the east; the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh to the south and Himachal Pradesh to the west and north-west. The state is divided into two divisions, Garhwal and Kumaon, with a total of 13 districts.
Emblem of Uttarakhand
The Emblem of Uttarakhand is a diamond shaped emblem of white background and blue borders supported by the stylized mountain peaks of the Himalayas with four streams charging from the left to right. The National Emblem of India, Sarnath Lion Capital is superimposed on a small red background on its crest with the national motto in Devanagari, “सत्यमेव जयते” is presented below. At the bottom of the emblem it reads “उत्तराखण्ड राज्य” having inscribed in blue fonts.
- The red background on the top represents the blood of statehood activists who lost their lives during the course of Uttarakhand statehood movement.
- while the white background represents the peaceful nature of the Uttarakhandi people.
- The mountains represent the geography and ecology of the Himalayan state.
- Four streams represent the big four rivers of the state; Ganga, Yamuna, Kali and Ramganga. Blue colour symbolizes purity of water attributed to the holy rivers of Uttarakhand.
Uttarakhand State Symbols
Following are the State Symbols of Uttarakhand State. Uttarakhand State Government have revealed three symbols to be used in acceptable places and acceptable occasions to represent the state.
State Animal: Alpine Musk Deer