The northern state of India Haryana was anciently part of Punjab and was carved out on 1st November 1966, as the 17th Indian state. It is also called as "The Gateway of North India". There are a variety of theories about the origin of the name of Haryana. In ancient times, this territory was known as Brahmavarta and Aryavarta. The location of Haryana is to the northwest of India between 27 degrees 39' N to 30 degrees 35' N latitude and between 74 degrees 28' E to 77 degrees 36' E longitude and with an altitude between 700-3600 ft above sea level. The capital of Haryana is Chandigarh which is shared by its parent and nearby state of Punjab.
The main administrative divisions of the state are Ambala, Rohtak, Gurgaon, Hisar, Karnal and Faridabad. There are various picturesque beauty sites to visit, which have both the cultural and strategic importance in the history and in the current times too. Till today, the territory has faced successive invasions and exploitations from Huns, Turks, and the Afghans which entered India, to rule and loot over the golden bird of a country many times. Apart from colonies of Britishers certain decisive and epic battles were fought on this land. The “Dharam Yudh, the Mahabharata” was fought over this land and thus Kurukshetra is one of the great pilgrimages centres for Hindus and tourists from all over. Apart from being the venue of Mahabharat war and the birthplace of the Bhagavad Gita; there are various other attractions of building, historical and cultural traditions, art and languages.
Haryana has developed into a modern city with Brahma Sarovar so most of the traditions and culture are according to the vedic age. The state reflects its richly established ancient stories and folklore, through its language, dress code, architectural style, festivals celebrated and their respective traditions to follow while performing any rituals. Submerged in the deep cultural heritage of the Vedic time, the mystical state of Haryana stands out from all others. The Haryanvi culture has its own native languages, the vivid fairs and the swaying and lush green paddy fields all over the agricultural land. Haryana is one of the wealthiest states of India and is also one of the most economically developed regions in South Asia. Popularly known as 'The Home of Gods'.
The state has significantly contributed to the field of agricultural education in the country and the world and has established various courses and programs to make it a professional body of education. Asia's one of the biggest agricultural Universities, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University is located at Hisar. These programs and courses have already proven their significance in ushering and effectively growing the 'Green Revolution. Hence are the leaders to show a way of education.
The education sector of the state of Haryana is still in the phase of development. Some of the schemes by the government have given a boost to some segments in the sector such as primary education, agricultural universities, the IT sector and others. The other regions still need some push to be in the mainstream developed sector of the economy of the country. At the same time, the importance and the growing demands for the educational environment can be seen from afar for the region.