U.P., Uttar Pradesh, bhaiyaji, paan, tajmahal, eve-teasing and what not. We link U.P. with these few terms only. I have traveled through length & breadths of the nation and found U.P. as a topic of an abysmal debate for development. Here are a few traits of U.P. and its people which will make you think above your general perception.
You will find middle class people surprisingly down to earth. They are as humble as Gandhiji, as focused as Lal Bahadur Shastri and as dedicated to their family as Bhagat Singh was to country.
A friend in need is the friend indeed. And when you need a true friend who would literally die for you, make one from U.P.
Compilation of nearly all major religion of world
Nearly every religion resides in peace and harmony in U.P. You will see a Hindu saying ‘Eid-mubark’ and a Muslim saying Happy Diwali. A Sikh enjoying Christmas while a Christian doing ‘seva’ in Gurudwara. We are one here.
U.P. can endure
Motherland India has seen incompetent people engulfing the people of this north state with cruelty, exploitation and humiliation. But people have the tendency to endure and move forward.
Active enrollment in Military
Like Sher-E-Punjab, here people too have a heart beating for India. Indian defense has seen a very high percentage of enrollment from U.P.
A religious centroid
It is the birth place of Lord Rama, Lord Krishna.
Economical focal point
Despite governments indulgence in vote bank politics instead of economical development, Uttar Pradesh, with a GDP of US$115 billion is in fact the fourth largest Indian state by economy.
Independence – It all started here!!
Brave Mangal pandey started the Indian Rebellion of 1857 against the Britishers which escalated into Indian Independence in year 1947.
The Sugar King of India
India is on of the Sugar kings of the world and 70% of India’s sugar comes from Uttar Pradesh. So if you having sugar right now in your beverage, it is most probably from U.P.
Call to connect
Second most populous country of the world has the largest number of mobile subscribers in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Sonebhadra, Energy Capital of India!
Sonebhadra is referred to as the Energy Capital of India. It is a treasure for Industrial raw material.
World’s highest number of professionals are exported from India and India’s highest number of professional are made in U.P. with more than 30 universities, 4 central, 20 state universities, 8 deemed universities along with 1 IIM Lucknow, 2 IITs, 1 NIT in Allahabad and hundreds of industrial training institutes, polytechnics, engineering colleges.
Backbone of Art
First, I am not stating flying cars senseless recent Bollywood over here. I am talking about ‘art’ of music and literature and acting (Amitabh bachan). They are very much born here but have to travel to Mumbai where people know how to honor the art by it giving a large platform to perform. Jaishankar Prasad, Munshi Premchand, Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan ‘Agyeya’, Rahul Sankrityayan, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Dharamvir Bharati, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi, Swami Sahajanand Saraswati are a few examples.
People of Uttar Pradesh are not presented properly. They are projected as over exploited yet underdeveloped. But the fact is that U.P. is the abundance of everything. My intention is not to say its better than any other states in the country instead I just want to focus on the unknwn facts of the U.P.