'UP Diwas' to be celebrated on January 24

PTI

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The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by the chief minister here.

The United Provinces unit was renamed as Uttar Pradesh on on January 24, 1950. (Photo: PTI)

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath goverment on Tuesday decided to celebrate 'UP Diwas' on January 24, the day the erstwhile United Provinces was rechristened as Uttar Pradesh, by showcasing the state's rich cultural heritage.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by the chief minister here.
"BJP and the Yogi government believe that the identity of the state and the country lies in its birth. The cabinet has decided to celebrate January 24 as UP Diwas," cabinet minister Sidharth Nath Singh said.

The United Provinces unit was renamed as Uttar Pradesh on on January 24, 1950.

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