State Foundation Day: Interesting Facts About Five States Formed on November 01
State Foundation Day: Here we are sharing some interesting facts about five state of India who came into existence on November 01. This article will help aspirants to enhance their historical knowledge as well as current affairs for competitive exams.

(i) Chhattisgarh-

The state of Chhattisgarh came into existence on 01 November 2000, i.e. 19 years ago. The mythical name of Chhattisgarh is Kaushal Rajya (Lord Shri Ram's nanihal). About 300 years ago, during the reign of the Gond tribe, this state was named Chhattisgarh. The Chhattisgarh state is a heavily forested state in central India known for its temples and waterfalls. Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh state. The Chhattisgarh state is also known as “Dhan Ka Katora” which means “Rice Bowl of India”.

Foundation Day: November 01, 2000 
Governor: Anusuiya Uikey
Capital‎: ‎Raipur
Chief minister: Bhupesh Baghel
Population: 2.55 crores (2013)

(ii) Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh was formed on 01 November 1950. The state is celebrating its 64th Foundation Day this year. Second largest centrally located in the Indian geography, The Madhya Pradesh state is also known as the ‘heart of India’. The historical name of the Madhya Pradesh state is Malwa. After India's independence, the Madhya Pradesh state was created with Nagpur as its capital. However, in 1956 the Madhya Pradesh state was reorganized and Bhopal became its new capital. The City of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh is also one of the four places where the Kumbh-Mela is hosted. 

Foundation Day: November 01, 1956 
Governor: Lalji Tandon
Capital: Bhopal
Chief minister: Kamal Nath
Population: 7.33 crores (2012)

(iii) Kerala 

The sate of Kerala came into existence on November 01, 1956. According to the Tamil classic Purananuru, Kerala is also called Parasurama Kshetram 'The Land of Parasurama'. Kerala basks in the lap of nature with a network of 44 rivers and turquoise blue backwaters. It is famously known as God's own country since Kerala gets the first spell of rains in India i.e., in the month of June followed by Mumbai and Delhi. The richest Hindu temple in the world 'Padmanabhaswamy' is located in Kerala. 

Foundation Day: November 01, 1956 
Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan
Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
Chief Minister: Pinarayi Vijayan
Population: 3.48 crores (2012)


(iv) Karnataka

The state of Karnataka was formed on November 01, 1956. The state is celebrating its 59th Foundation Day this year. Originally known as the State of Mysore, it was renamed Karnataka in 1973. There are 13 different languages spoken in Karnataka such as Tulu, Konkani, Kodava and Beary etc. These are some of the widely spoken languages of the state amongst which Kannada is superior. Karnataka has been home to some of the most powerful empires of ancient and medieval India.

Foundation Day: November 01, 1956 
Governor: Vajubhai Vala
Capital: Bengaluru
Chief minister: B. S. Yediyurappa
Population: 6.11 crores (2011)

(v) Haryana

The state of Haryana came into existence on 01 November 1966, i.e. 53 years ago. Haryana was carved out of the former state of East Punjab on 1 November 1966 on linguistic as well as on cultural basis. The word “Haryana” literary means “the Forest Land of Hari. The name Haryana has been derived from the Sanskrit words Hari (the Hindu god Vishnu) and Ayana (home), meaning "the Abode of God". Haryana state was the home of the legendary Bharata dynasty, which has given the name Bharat to India. The great epic of Mahabharata also belongs to Haryana. As Kurukshetra, the place of the epic battle between the Kauravas and the Pandavas is situated in the state of Haryana.

Foundation Day: November 01, 1966
Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya
Capital: Chandigarh
Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar
Population: 2.54 crores (2011)