My city Bhopal is the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Bhopal is also known s the city of lakes, as it has numerous natural and even artificial lakes. It is amongst the greenest cities in India. Bhopal is also amongst the top 20 largest cities in the country. The city has many historical charms to it. It is also a home to various institutes and education centers. The city came in news in the year 1984 when the massive Bhopal gas Tragedy happened. It gained international attention as well. A mixture of Methyl isocyanate was leaked in a pesticide manufacturing company, which led to huge disaster and was the worst disaster in the World’s history as well. This tragedy is still discussed amongst the people and it had harmed many people and a lot of people also died because of this tragedy.
Bhopal was founded in the 11th century by King Bhoja of Paramara. The city was earlier called as Bhojapal, though there is no evidence to it. There is another theory that goes with the name of the city that the city was earlier named as Bhupala or Bhupal, which was under another king. Bhopal in the historic time was a small village in the Gond Kingdom. The modern City was established by Mohammad Khan in the year 1672- 1728, who was a Pashtun soldier in the Mughal kingdom. After the invasion of the British, Bhopal became a princely state and was ruled by Queens or Begums. Qudisa Begum was the first begum to rule the city. The city is still influenced by the Royal behavior. The Mughals continued ruling the city and in 1947 during the Independence, the Mughal empire came to an end. After independence, the Bhopal city was the second largest Muslim Ruled place. The city was then taken by the union government in the year 1949.
Language, Art, and Culture
The city is predominantly a Muslim city. The people celebrate all the festivals with joy and excitement. The Bharat Bhavan is the main center where all the cultural activities take place. The city also has many museums and beautiful lakes. The Bhopal Ijetema is the annual Muslim program where all the World preachers come together and it is conducted at eh Ghasipura, which is just 11 kilometers from the main city. It is the one of the largest gathering of all the Muslims after the Mecca and Bishwa Ijetma in Bangladesh. The city is dominated by the Muslims celebrates all the festivals. The people of Bhopal speaks Hindi and Urdu. There are many poets that are born in this city. The people are also inclined towards art and culture.