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INTRODUCTION:
• The state of Gujarat was created on May 1, 1960, • Capital: Gandhinagar • Gujarat has gave India two of the most prominent leaders in the independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

FOOD
Gujarati food is probably unique in that it is dominantly vegetarian. Most Gujaratis are rigid vegetarians.

Contd..
Some notable Gujarati food items are:  Dhokla  Khaman  Thepla  Khakda  Undiou  Khandavi  Daal dhokli etc

Facts.
• one of the most prosperous states of the country, having a per-capita GDP 3.2 times India’s average.
– – – – – – 20% of India’s Industrial Output. 9% of India’s Mineral Production. 22% of India’s exports. 24% of India’s textile production. 35% of India’s pharmaceutical products. 51% of India’s petrochemical production

• The safest state. • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad(IIMA) is Asia’s 1st and world’s 45th ranked. • Reliance Petroleum LimitedJAMNAGAR-Asias largest

• largest ship breaking yard. • Stands first in gas-based thermal electricity generation • highest no. of operating airports in India (Total 12). • India’s 16% of Investment are from Gujarat. • highest no. of vegetarian people (eg: all veg pizza hut)

FESTIVALS

The two major festivals celebrated in Gujarat NAVARATRI and the KITE festival.

Navratri
• 'Nav' means 'nine' and 'ratri' means 'night'. Navaratri the festival of nine nights is dedicated to Goddess Durga and her nine forms.. • begins from the first day of the bright fortnight of Ashwin which usually coincides with the end of the rainy season. • The nine days have great religious significance

GARBA

DANDIYA

KITES (UTAARAYAN)

LANGUAGE:

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The official language of the state is Gujarati.

o The language, Gujarati, comes from Sanskrit—an ancient language.

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There are several dialects of Gujarati. These include Kachchi, Kathiawadi, and Surati. Bhili, a language similar to Gujarati, is spoken by tribal groups in northern and eastern Gujarat. Gujarati is written in a cursive script. Many Gujaratis can also understand and speak Hindi.

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CLOTHING

• Gujarati men wear the dhoti (loincloth consisting of a long piece of white cotton wrapped around the waist and then drawn between the legs and tucked into the waist), accompanied by a shirt and coat closed with strings.

CONCLUSION

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