Purvanchal

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Purvanchal
पूर्वांचल
পূর্বানচাল

Purvanchal.pngPurvanchal Coat of Arms.svg

Motto
Unity makes strength (Dutch: Eendracht maakt macht)
Guwahati City, Assam, India
Official language(s)English, Hindi
Official religion(s)No official religion
Short namePurvanchal
DemonymPurvanchali
- RajpramukhDhrubajyoti Roy
Established1 January 2017 (as Brihattar Guwahati)
Area claimed0.9 acres
Population8
Time zoneUTC+05:30

Purvanchal Times
Official Newspaper


The Province of Purvanchal is the de facto capital province of the State of Vishwamitra. It comprises of four residential complexes which serve as the territories of the State and the Purvanchal Province. The principal resident of the Province is the current Rashtradhyaksh and the royal family.

Etymology and history

The name "Purvanchal" means a region in the east. It is a blend of two words - Purv (meaning east and Anchal (meaning region). The province was established on 1 January 2017 after the newly elected Parliament adopted the State Reorganisation Bill, 2017 on 31 December 2016. It was initially named as Greater Guwahati, but was renamed in May the same year as Brihattar Guwahati. From 2017 to 2020, it was known as Brihattar Guwahati, until in March 2020, that then President Dhrubajyoti Roy named it as Purvanchal.

Governance

The Province of Purvanchal is one of the six royal provinces of the State of Vishwamitra. Since the establishment of the monarchy in June 2020, it has been governed by a Rajpramukh, who serves as the absolute monarch in the province. The current Rajpramukh of Purvanchal is H.R.H. Dhrubajyoti Roy.

From 2017 until 2020, the head of the province of Purvanchal was a Governor, who was appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister and remained in office for a term, based on the pleasure of the appointer. The office of the Governor had been both executive and ceremonial. In 2019, the office of the Chief Minister was established in Purvanchal, but the system was short-lived and was replaced by the Governor as both the head of state and head of government.

Heads of State of Purvanchal

No. Picture Name
(Born-Died)
Took office Left office Time in office Appointer
Governors of Purvanchal
1 Arnab-sil.PNG Arnab Sil
(b. 2004)
2 January 2017 12 April 2017 100 days Sarala Baishya
2 Male politician.jpg Rajdeep Deka
(b. 2002)
12 April 2017 7 May 2017 25 days Dhrubajyoti Roy
3 DSCN5411-2 (2).jpg Anoushkaa Patranabish
(b. 2010)
7 May 2017 5 July 2017 59 days Dhrubajyoti Roy
4 Arnab 20170929 190608.jpg Arnab Deka
(b. 2002)
6 July 2017 4 February 2019 1 year, 213 days Dhrubajyoti Roy
5 Female politician.jpg Reshmi Hazarika
(b. 2002)
4 February 2019 20 July 2019 166 days Dhrubajyoti Roy
6 Anirban Phatowali - Official Photo.jpg Anirban Phatowali
(b. 2009)
20 July 2019 1 September 2019 43 days Dhrubajyoti Roy
(2) Male politician.jpg Rajdeep Deka
(b. 2002)
1 September 2019 9 December 2019 99 days Dhrubajyoti Roy
7 Female politician.jpg Asmi Patranabis
(b. 2006)
9 December 2019 2 February 2020 55 days Dhrubajyoti Roy
Governors-General of Purvanchal
8 Male politician.jpg Bhargab Jyoti Medhi
(b. 2001)
2 February 2020 13 May 2020 101 days Dhrubajyoti Roy
Governors of Purvanchal
9 Mridul AminP.jpg Mohammad Mridul Amin
(b. 2003)
13 May 2020 8 June 2020 26 days Dhrubajyoti Roy
Rajpramukhs of Purvanchal
10 Dhrubajyoti Roy - Official Photo 1.jpg H.R.H. Dhrubajyoti Roy 8 June 2020 Incumbent 272 days Council of State

Attractions

Purvanchal is one of the largest provinces in terms of flora and fauna. It has huge hills surrounding the territories. Huge trees add to its beauty, in addition to small flowering plants and shrubs. The most common trees found in this province are of mango, guava, banana, banyan, coconut and much more. A wide variety of flowers are also found in the province, including Hibiscus, Garden roses, Dahlia, Shiuli, etc.

The state also houses the Rashtra Niwas which is the family residence of the Rashtradhyaksh and the Roy Family.