Uttar Pradesh, with a total area of 243,290 square kilometres (93,935 sq mi), is India’s fourth largest state in terms of land area. If you are from UP then these 10 Uttar Pradesh Facts Will Make You Feel Proud of Uttar Pradesh
(1) Uttar Pradesh Has Produced Numerous Numbers Of People In Every Field
— Hamid Ansari, Current Vice-President of India
Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of India and Bharat Ratna awardee.
Lal Bahadur Shastri, third Prime Minister of India and Bharat Ratna awardee.
Indira Gandhi, fourth Prime Minister of India and Bharat Ratna awardee.
Choudhary Charan Singh, fifth Prime Minister of India
Rajiv Gandhi, sixth prime minister of India and Bharat Ratna Awardee
Vishwanath Pratap Singh, eighth Prime Minister of India
Chandra Shekhar, ninth Prime Minister of India
Atal Bihari Vajpayee. eleventh Prime Minister of India
Motilal Nehru, Indian National Congress leader
Many from other fields like Mohammad Hidayatullah, former Chief Justice of India and Mirza Hameedullah Beg, former Chief Justice of India… , Yogendra Singh Yadav, 18th Grenadiers of the Indian Army, Param Vir Chakra recipient, Manoj Kumar Pandey, 11 Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army, Param Vir Chakra recipient, Pandit Ravi Shankar, classical Sitar player, awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1999. He has also won three Grammy awards, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Shehnai maestro, awarded the Bharat Ratna, (2001), Girija Devi, is an Indian singer and represents the Banaras Gharana of singers, Birju Maharaj, Kathak exponent, Amitabh Bachchan, Hindi Movie actor awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2001, Naseeruddin Shah, actor, Suresh Raina, international cricketer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar international cricketer, R. P. Singh, international cricketer, Suresh Raina, present International Cricketer and many others are from UP who have contributed to nation building in their own way.
(2) Varanasi- Spiritual capital of India
Varanasi is a city in Uttar Pradesh Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws pilgrims who bathe in the River Ganges’ sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along with its winding streets are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vishwanath, the “Golden Temple,” dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
Among the seven sacred cities, Varanasi remains the holiest, a real pride of India.
(3) IT Hub of North India
Uttar Pradesh is the ‘IT-Hub’ of North India, with a share of software exports. The one-month-old government has started to work on its pre-poll promise to promote the information technology (IT) sector in the state, with Uttar Pradesh mulling a 100-acre ‘IT City’ in Lucknow. IT enterprises like NOIDA, Greater NOIDA, Ghaziabad etc., which lie in National Capital Region (NCR), and in state capital Lucknow are worldwide famous.
(4) TAJMAHAL- Wonder of the World
Taj Mahal is one of the famous enduring monument of India. It is a white marble memorial located on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in the Indian city of Agra (UTTAR PRADESH). It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (reigned 1628–1658) to house the tomb of his favourite wife of three, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and is widely recognised as “the jewel of Muslim art in India”. It is one of the world’s most celebrated structures and a symbol of India’s rich history. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, the Taj Mahal attracts some 3 million visitors a year. On 7 July 2007, it was declared one of the Seven winners of New7Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative in Lisbon.
(5) The Parijat Tree
The Parijaat tree is a sacred baobab tree in the village of Kintoor, near Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India, for which there are several legends.
39 km away from Lucknow, stands the parijat tree, which is supposed to be the only one of its kind in the world. It is known for its flower, which changes colour during the day. Legend has it that the parijat plant was brought down from heaven by Lord Krishna for his second wife, Satyabhama.