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Legacy & Pride of Indore

Legacy & Pride of Indore

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Some Famous Cultural Events of Indore

Sarafa Food Street:

Indore’s late night market comes alive at 11:00 pm in Sarafa (the heart of city) where one finds lot of delicacies to enjoy after a nice dinner like – ‘Gajak’,’Bhutta kis’, ‘Gulab Jamun’, ‘garadu’, ‘Rabri’, ‘Hot Milk’, ‘aalo tikiya’, ‘Halwa : – Gajar, Moong’, icecreams, ‘shakes’ etc. and finally tasty ‘paan’ to end your day.

Anant Chaudas Jhankiya:

Anant Chaudas is celebrated around the month of September. On the night of Anant Chaudas, large processions are taken out and huge idols of Lord Ganesha on floats and are immersed in water. The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the people.

The Holi Gair:

Across India Rangapanchami is celebrated five days after Holi. Indore has its own style of celebrating Rang Panchami, called the Gair. Here, it is celebrated like Holi especially in the Rajwada area. Colors are mixed with water and then poured on others. On the event of the festival, the Indore Municipal Corporation sprinkles color mixed water on the main streets of old Indore.

Some Interesting Facts about Indore

  • Rajwada at Indore is the only 7 storeyed entrance of a Palace in the World.
  • The gates of Lalbagh Palace, Indore, are replica of the gates of Buckingham Palace, London. They were casted in England and then shipped to Indore.
  • CAT, The Center for Advanced Technology is India’s main Research center on Laser Technology. In Indore Internet came much before the rest of the country, in 1995 it was in CAT thru its own VSAT hub.
  • India’s First Private FM Station was launched by Radio Mirchi in Indore
  • Indore paved the way for a revolution in Urban Transport by engaging private operators in Public Transport Systems through an innovative PPP model, which is followed in India & Worldwide as a Global Best Practice in Urban Transport
  • Indore is the 1st City in India to have GPS based vehicle tracking and passenger information system for Urban Bus Services.
  • Indore is the 1st and only city in India to have an Indian Institute of Management and an Indian Institute of Technology, both in the same city.

Guinness Book of World Records

Indore has the distinction of holding a few interesting Guinness Bookof World Records:

  • The record for the largest tea party is 32,681 participants and was achieved by Dainik Bhaskar (India) for the City of Indore, at Nehru Stadium, in Indore, India, on 24 February 2008. The official brew for the event was Brooke Bond Red Label and the event was supported by Tea Board of India.
  • The largest soap mosaic measures 97.72 m² (1,051.87 ft²) and was achieved by Indian Institute of Management, Indore (India) in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, on 15 November 2014.The mosaic measured 12.57 m (41 ft 3 in) in length and 7.77 m (25 ft 6 in) in width and a total of 20,382 soap bars were used.
  • The largest backwards walk consists of 1,107 participants and was achieved by Prestige Institute of Management and Research (India) in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, on 2 March 2014. The attempt was part of an annual entrepreneurship week with a theme of “Innovating India.”

Some Eminent Personalities of Indore

Maharaja Yeshwant Rao II Holkar – The Maharaja of Indore who merged the Holkar State with the GOI. Many prominent buildings like the MY Hospital and the Yeshwant Club are named after him. He is succeeded by his only son ‘Maharajkumar Shivaji Rao Holkar’ (Prince Richard Holkar) and his only daughter ‘HH Maharani Usha Devi of Indore’, the present Maharani of Indore.

Hon’ble Smt Sumitra Mahajan – Hon’ble Smt. Sumitra Mahajan is the incumbent Speaker of the Lok Sabha and a Member of Parliament from Indore since 1989. In 2014, she won election to the Lok Sabha for the eighth time, one of three members of the 16th Lok Sabha to do so and is currently the longest-serving woman member.

Colonel C.K. Nayudu – The first captain of India in Test cricket – born in Indore

Captain Mushtaq Ali – Colonel Nayudu’s teammate in the Holkar team and in the Indian team -born in Indore

Swar Kokila Lata Mangeshkar – The “Nightingale of Bollywood” was born in Indore.

Rahul Dravid – Indian cricketer – Born in Indore

Salman Khan – Born in Indore and spent childhood up to five years here.

Johnny Lever – King of comedy in Indian cinema born in Indore

Kishore Kumar – great singer and actor studied in Christian College, Indore.

Swanand Kirkire – Song writer and singer born and studied in Indore.

Rahat Indori – World-Famous Urdu poet and film lyricist – Born in Indore