On Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh's chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that casteism, regionalism, and linguism had done irreparable harm to the state and that it must now go ahead resolutely in order to become the finest state in the nation.
After kicking off the three-day "Uttar Pradesh Day" festivities with Governor Anandiben Patel, the chief minister made the comments.
"UP is now progressing with pride and dignity. Divided along caste, geographic, religious, and linguistic lines, Uttar Pradesh has suffered irreparable harm. We must go ahead with tenacity to make UP the finest state by putting an end to these irregularities "added Mr. Adityanath.
He said that it is an accomplishment in and of itself to be a UP native.
"Being born in India is challenging, but being born as a human being is far more challenging. For an Indian, it is an honour to have the chance to be born in Uttar Pradesh "added the chief minister.
"Lord Shri Ram and Shri Krishna, also known as "Maryada Purushottam" and "Leeladhari," were born here. It is the sacred territory of Tathagata Gautam Buddha and the Ganges-Yamuna basin. With a fresh resolve, this year's 74th anniversary of Uttar Pradesh's founding would be celebrated as "UP Day." "announced the chief minister.
According to Mr. Adityanath, UP should serve as a development engine for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal of becoming India the world's biggest economy.
This year's celebration of the three-day statewide festival, which runs from January 24-26, will centre on investment and jobs.
Since 2018, all government agencies have taken part in the three-day celebration of the UP Foundation Day (January 24).
In contrast, it has been determined to guarantee public involvement in the festivities this year, according to a prior official statement citing UP Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra.
The chief minister mentioned the names of freedom fighters like Mangal Pandey, Rani of Jhansi, Bandhu Singh, and Dhan Singh Kotwal in reference to the role that UP played in the struggle for freedom. He also claimed that the Chauri Chaura incident in Gorakhpur and the Kakori Kand (conspiracy) in Lucknow are examples of events that served as witnesses to the struggle for freedom.
He claimed that Naimisharanya of Sitapur, which is also in UP, is the foundation of Indian vedic knowledge.
For celebrating UP Day, Mr. Adityanath credited former Governor Ram Naik, saying, "I cannot forget that when the double engine government was established in 2017, then Governor Ram Naik reminded all of us that all the states have their own foundation day and organise it as their day, but UP does not." "When Naik indicated a wish to organise it, it was launched in 2018. On this day, the "One District-One Product" (ODOP) initiative was launched "He continued, mentioning how the ODOP system had increased UP's exports by double.
Several programmes, including the Chief Minister Handicraft Pension Scheme, the Handicraft Marketing Promotion Scheme, and the exemption from the payment of stamp tax, were introduced during the time.
Additionally, individuals were given the Laxman Puraskar and the Rani Laxmi Bai Puraskar for their outstanding contributions in different sectors.
Speaking at the event, deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak said that before the BJP administration was formed, no one had considered commemorating UP Day.
Mr. Pathak said that before 2017, the state's law and order was terrible and the tourist sector had been ruined. However, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath placed a high value on culture and history in addition to ending the mafia raj.
The governor and the chief minister were among the visitors that Minister of Tourism and Culture Jaiveer Singh had earlier received.
On this occasion, a number of artists showcased the folk arts from various parts of the state.
The governor-general of India issued the United Provinces (Alteration of Name) Order 1950 on January 24, 1950, renaming United Provinces as Uttar Pradesh. On January 24, 1950, the Uttar Pradesh Gazette (Extraordinary) issued the governor general's order.