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Today is Bhubaneswar Foundation Day : Some Facts you might not be knowing yet

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On Bhubaneswar foundation day, here are some facts on the city collected here

  • The first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, had laid the foundation stone of the city on April 13 in 1948.
  • Bhubaneswar is supposed to have had over one thousand temples; earning the tag of theTemple City of India.
  • German town- planning engineer Otto Kolenigs Berger had prepared the master plan of the city.
  • The city has a history of over 3,000 years starting with the Mahamegha-bahana Chedi dynasty (around the 2nd century BCE) which had its capital at Sisupalgarh, nearby.
  • Bhubaneswar, derived its name fromTribhubaneswar, which literally means the Lord (Eeswar) of the Three World (Tribhuban), which refers to Shiva.
  •  Bhubaneswar has been known by names such as Toshali, Kalinga Nagari, Nagar Kalinga, Ekamra Kanan, Ekamra Kshetra and Mandira Malini Nagari (“City of Temples”).
  • Bhubaneswar replaced Cuttack as the capital in 1948, the year after India gained itsindependence from Britain.
  • Along with Jamshedpur and Chandigarh, it was one of modern India’s first planned cities.
  • In 2012, Bhubaneswar was ranked third among Indian cities, in terms of starting and operating a business by the World Bank.
  • In 2011, according to a study by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, Bhubaneswar had the highest rate of employment growth among 17 Tier-II cities in India.
  • Nandankanan Zoological Park is a 400-hectare (990-acre) zoo and botanical garden inBhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums(WAZA) in 2009.
  • Nandankanan is famous for its white tiger population, a species it claims to have produced. In 1980, the first litter of white tigers were born to Deepak and Ganga — both normal tawny tigers. Subsequent litters of white tigers have been distributed to zoos both in India and internationally. Nandankanan is home to over 34 white tigers.
  • After successfully hosting Champions Trophy, Bhubaneswar is all set to host World cup Hockey in 2018
  • Knowledge Companies and HQs: With major Indian software and BPO firms such as Infosys, Tech-Mahindra, TCS, Wipro, Mindfire, Mindspace, Genpact, Firstsource, Mindtree and MphasiS setting shop here, Bhubaneswar is also the eastern India’s IT hub.
  • Bhubaneswar has 5 medical colleges/institutes, about 75 engineering colleges/institutes and about 30 management institutes.
  • Bhubaneswar is the host to India’s first Street Store concept where poor people can shop around for the clothes.
  • The World Bank in it’s 2009 Doing Business – Subnational reports for India ranks Bhubaneswar at number 3 in terms of ease of doing business.

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