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Dr.Yashwant Singh Parmar (4 August 1906 – 2 May 1981) was a leader of the Indian National Congress and the first Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He was also the founder of the state Himachal Pradesh and therefore popularly referred as “Himachal Nirmaata“. He was born at Chanhalag village near Bagthan in a Rajput family in the erstwhile princely state of Sirmour. He studied in the Christian College in Lahore and later received his PhD from Lucknow University in 1944. Let us share “10 facts about Himachal Nirmaata Dr. Y.S. Parmar that you must know” 1. He was also a member of the prestigious Constituent Assembly. 2. His father, Bhandari Shivanand was an Urdu and Persian scholar of his time. 3. He led a Satyagraha Movement in Suket State which ultimately led for the formation of Himachal Pradesh in 1948. 4. He stepped down from the post of CM when Himachal…

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Virbhadra Singh was born on 23 June 1934 at Sarahan, Shimla district. His father was Raja Padam Singh. He received his elementary education from Bishop Cotton School (Shimla) and later obtained a B.A. Honours degree from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He is married to Pratibha Singh and has a son, Vikramaditya Singh and four daughters. He is the longest-serving Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. Lets talk more about him and share “6 facts about Virbhadra Singh that you must know“ 1. He was an honorary Captain in the Indian Army. Image Source 2. He is awarded with  Silver Elephant for Contribution in Scouts and Guides Movement and with Golden Peacock Environment Leadership award by London based Institute of Directors for Contribution in Promotion of Environment, Wild Life, Environment Governance and Eco-Tourism. Image Source 3. He had been to countries like: Afghanistan, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Mauritius,…

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Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the Lord Shiva. It signifies the end of darkness and ignorance from the world. It is celebrated with joy and processions are carried out. When it comes to Himachal Pradesh no other place can beat the scale of celebration like it is done in Mandi town during their world famous Shivratri Festival. The fair runs for 7 days and has been given the status of an International fair due to the massive amount of fame the fair has gained in past few years. It is said that almost 200 deities assemble during the grand celebration where the center of attraction are the protector diety of Mandi “Mado Rai”(Lord Vishnu ) and Lord Shiva of the Bhootnath Temple in Mandi. There is a reason why Shivratri is celebrated in such a grand way in Mandi and you can read about it…

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