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  1. 1. NIJIL C V
  2. 2. •Punjab is a state in northwest India. •Five rivers : Beas, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej.
  3. 3.  District(s): 20  Capital: Chandigarh  Largest city: Ludhiana  Population:24,289,296 (15th)  Language(s): Punjabi  Area :50,362 km2  Chief Minister: Sardar Parkash Singh
  4. 4.  The Indian state of Punjab was created in 1947.  Akbar : Mughal ruler was crowned in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.. •The Golden throne of Punjab.
  5. 5.  The capital of the undivided Punjab province, Lahore, ended up in West Pakistan after partition.  Chandigarh : union territory which serves as the capital of both Punjab and Haryana.
  6. 6. •Punjab extends from the latitudes 29.30° N to 32.32° N •Longitudes 73.55° E to 76.50° E. •Due to the presence of a large number of rivers, most of the Punjab is a fertile plain.
  7. 7.  Bhangra is one of the many Punjabi musical art forms.  Punjabi Classical music is increasingly becoming popular in the west .
  8. 8. •Punjabi wedding traditions and ceremonies are traditionally conducted in Punjabi. • They are a strong reflection of Punjabi culture.
  9. 9. •Punjabi cuisine can be non- vegetarian or completely vegetarian. •Exclusive Punjabi dishes Mah Di Dal and Saron Da Saag (Sarson Ka Saag).
  10. 10.  Chhatbir Zoological Park: Famous for Lion safari, apart from star attraction Royal Bengal Tigers.  Bhakra-Nangal: Bhakra dam, the highest dam of its kind I the world spans the river Sutlej, its poer houses light up all of North India.
  11. 11.  There are no natural forests in the plains.  Mango is largely cultivated in the south-east of the Punjab .  The silkworm is reared with great skill and industry.