Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal
Remembering the brave son of Devbhoomi on his birth anniversary.
THE MARTYR WHO NEVER DIED: RIFLEMAN JASWANT SINGH
Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, MVC was an Indian Army soldier serving in the Gadhwal Rifles who was awarded the prestigious Maha Vir Chakra posthumously as a result of his actions during the battle of Nuranang in present -day Arunanchal Pradesh, India, during the Sino- Indian War.
Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali (The Hero of Peshawar Revolt)
Chandra Singh Garhwali was a soldier in the British army and a hero of the Indian freedom struggle. He was born in Meason, Patti Chauthan, Tehsil Thalisain District Garhwal. Chandra Singh’s father’s name was Jalouth Singh Bhandari. And he was an illiterate farmer. That is why he could not educate Chandra Singh too, but Chandra Singh had learned to read and write by his own hard work. His real teacher was the rich experience that he gathered in his wide and varied travels during his service in the army and the long terms of imprisonment which he faced with care, courage and fortitude in his fight for the freedom of the country.
The word Tharu is believed to be derived from sthavir, meaning followers of Theravada Buddhism. The Tharu community belongs to the Terai lowlands, amid the Shivaliks or lower Himalayas. Tharus live in both India and Nepal. In Indian Terai, they live mostly in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh , and Bihar.
FAMOUS SWEETS OF UTTARAKHAND
Uttarakhand is famous for all the bounty of nature but also for the divine taste of its desserts. Travelers come here from far and wide to relish and cherish the taste of unique and rare sweets of Uttarakhand. While travelling in Uttarakhand and enjoying the beauty of lofty mountain peaks, did you ever think of stopping by at a place where you can have great time and enjoy some of the delicious sweets? Have you heard of some of the most delicious sweets of Uttarakhand that you have ever tasted?
RIVERS OF UTTARAKHAND
The glistening rivers in Uttarakhand that come majorly from the imposing glaciers make the state appear even more stunning as well as sacred.
THE HIGHEST SHIVA TEMPLE IN THE WORLD: TUNGNATH
Tungnath is one of the highest Shiva temples in the world and is the highest of the panch Kedar temples located in Rudraprayag district, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
VOICE OF MOUNTAINS: DR. MADHURI BARTHWAL
Madhuri Barthwal is a folk singer of Uttarakhand, India. She is the first woman to be a music composer in All India Radio. She is said to be the first female musician from Uttarakhand to become a music teacher. Padmshri Dr. Madhuri Barthwal is not just a musician or composer but she is the flag bearer of Uttarakhand's folk art, music , culture and traditions.
THE CITY OF LAKES: NAINITAL
NAINITAL is a himalyan resort town in the Kumaon region of India's Uttarakhand state, at an elevation of roughly 2,000m. Formerly a British hill station , it's set around Nainital lake, a popular boating site and mesmerizing scenic views.
OLYMPICS HAT-TRICK GIRL: VANDANA KATARIYA
Vandana Katariya is an Indian field hockey player. She plays as a forward in the Indian national team. Coming from a small town of Uttarakhand to receiving Padma Shri (fourth highest civilian award) from The President of India, her journey is real inspiration.