• Short Summary

    TWO NEW INDIAN STATES, THE NEW PUNJAB AND HARIANA, CAME INTO BEING YESTERDAY, (TUESDAY). FORMED?

  • Description

    TWO NEW INDIAN STATES, THE NEW PUNJAB AND HARIANA, CAME INTO BEING YESTERDAY, (TUESDAY). FORMED FROM THE FORMER PUNJAB STATE, THE TWO NEW STATES SHARE THE CITY OF THE CHANDIGARH AS THEIR COMMON CAPITAL.

    CHANDIGARH, SURROUNDED BY HILLS AND LAKES, WAS DESIGNED BY THE SWISS ARCHITECT LE CORBUSIER. AS WELL AS THE COMMON CAPITAL THE TWO STATES SHARE THEIR GOVERNOR AND HIGH COURT. THE CIVIL SERVICE HAS BEEN DIVIDED BUT WILL SHARE THE SAME SECRETARIAT BUILDING. THIS MEANT A LARGE AMOUNT OF SHIFTING, REARRANGEMENT AND REDISTRIBUTION OF EQUIPMENT AND FILES IN THE SECRETARIAT BUILDING IN THE DAYS BEFORE THE CHANGE OVER TOOK PLACE.

    THE NEW PUNJAB HAS PUNJABI AS IT STATE LANGUAGE. ITS POPULATION OF ELEVEN MILLION ARE MOSTLY SIKHS. IT IS SMALLER IN AREA THAN HARIANA WHICH HAS A POPULATION OF SEVEN-AND-A-HALF MILLION AND HAS HINDI AS ITS STATE LANGUAGE.

    THE ORIGINAL PUNJAB STRETCHED FROM DELHI TO THE INDUS RIVER. IT WAS MADE SMALLER WHEN PARTY WAS GIVEN TO PAKISTAN IN 1947. THE NEW PUNJAB, THE ANSWER TO MANY YEARS DEMANDS BY THE SIKHS FOR A PUNJABI SPEAKING STATE, WILL BE LESS THAN ONE THIRD THE SIZE OF THE ORIGINAL PUNJAB.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADG5CGS2EOOV840ZT0RLQ85ODK
    Media URN:
    VLVADG5CGS2EOOV840ZT0RLQ85ODK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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