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History of Bhopal

Rain: Nature’s Blessing.

Shashikant N. Sharma (Urban Planner)

Write a poem on rain

Rain, oh rain, how sweet your sound, As you pour from the sky and hit the ground. A symphony of droplets, a melody so fine, As you wash away the dirt and make everything shine.

You bring life to the earth, and refresh the air, As you fill the rivers, lakes, and oceans with care. The plants rejoice as you quench their thirst, And the animals play in the puddles, unrehearsed.

You come in many forms, a drizzle or a downpour, A misty fog, or a thunderous roar. Your colors range from gray to blue, As you paint the sky with a beautiful hue.

Your aroma fills the air with a pleasant scent, As you awaken our senses, and bring calm and content. You soothe our souls, and heal our pain, As you wash away our worries, and clear our brain.

Rain, oh rain, how blessed you are, A gift from above, a shining star. You bring joy to the heart, and peace to the mind, As you remind us of the beauty, that we often find.

Shashikant N. Sharma (Urban Planner)

History of Bhopal

Bhopal is the capital city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The history of Bhopal dates back to the 11th century when the city was founded by Raja Bhoj, a famous king of the Paramara dynasty. The city was originally known as Bhojpal, named after its founder.

Over the centuries, Bhopal was ruled by various dynasties including the Mughals, the Marathas, and the Nawabs of Bhopal. It was during the rule of the Nawabs of Bhopal in the 18th century that the city began to prosper and grow.

In 1818, Bhopal came under the British rule, and the city remained a princely state until India gained independence in 1947. The last Nawab of Bhopal, Hamidullah Khan, signed the Instrument of Accession to India in 1949, and Bhopal became a part of the Indian Union.

In 1956, the state of Madhya Pradesh was formed, and Bhopal was chosen as its capital city. The city underwent significant development during the 1960s and 1970s, with the establishment of various industries and the construction of modern infrastructure.

However, Bhopal is perhaps best known for the tragic gas leak disaster that occurred in 1984, when a toxic gas leak from a pesticide plant owned by Union Carbide Corporation led to the deaths of thousands of people and affected the health of many others.

Today, Bhopal is a major cultural, educational, and commercial center in central India. It is known for its beautiful lakes, historical monuments, and vibrant bazaars. The city also has a rich tradition of arts and crafts, including embroidery, beadwork, and weaving.