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Pauri, 1908

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Note: National, provincial and district boundaries have changed considerably since 1908. Typically, old states, ‘divisions’ and districts have been broken into smaller units, and many tahsils upgraded to districts. Some units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.

Head-quarters of Garhwal District, United Provinces, situated in 30 8' N. and 78 46' E., at an elevation of 5,390 feet above sea-level. Population (1901), 486. The village lies on the northern slope of the Kandaulia hill, with a magnificent view of a long line of snow-clad mountains. Pauri was chosen as the head- quarters of the Garhwal subdivision of Kumaun District in 1840. Besides the usual offices, it contains a dispensary and a jail. The American Methodist Mission has its head-quarters here, and maintains a dispensary, a female orphanage, and schools for boys and girls.

Famous people from Pauri

Two CMs, within 24 hours

Pauri's powerplay: Gets 2 CMs in 24 hrs, The Times of India

In a span of 24 hours, picturesque Pauri district of Uttarakhand has had two reasons to celebrate. The district not only gave a chief minister to Uttarakhand in Trivendra Singh Rawat who was sworn-in on Saturday but also one to Uttar Pradesh in Yogi Adityanath. While Rawat hails from Khairasain village of Pauri, Adityanath was born and brought up in Panchur village under Yamkeshwar assembly constituency of the district.

The moment the five-term MP was named UP CM, crackers were burst as people danced to the beat of drums in his native village, Panchur. Gorakhpur's Yogi is known here as Ajay Singh Bisht, the name his parents had given him. His father Anand Singh Bisht retired as a forest ranger from Thalisand. Adityanath was the fifth of the seven children Anand Bisht and his wife Savitri Devi had. His youngest brother Mahendra Singh Bisht, who is a journalist, told TOI, “He did his B.Sc from a college in Rishikesh. He is extremely attached to Pauri.“ Kautilya Singh TNN

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