New Okhla Industrial Development Authority popularly known as Noida has emerged to be an indispensable part of the national capital region in the past decade. Today it is well connected to the capital and is a well-planned, integrated and industrial city. Spread over a vast area, most of the sectors of Noida are fully developed and commercialised. Noida is the largest planned industrial township of Asia. The tradition and culture of Noida is not much different from that of the national capital. It celebrates the same festivals and enjoys the same cuisine as that of the people of Delhi. Expansive green open areas make Noida a preferred destination for people to find solace. But the good thing is that despite the scaling industrial and real estate development, the people have been successful in maintain its own tradition and culture by forming various cultural associations like Bengali Cultural Association and various clubs that promotes culture of various regions.
Cultural Aspects of Noida
culture of Noida is a perfect mix of now and then. Since it is an IT and
educational hub, children and working professionals from various parts
of the country and world come to Noida. Courtesy this mix of traditions
and cultures, Noida has a very contemporary yet rooted culture.
The close proximity of Noida to New Delhi has made it a preferred choice for both domestic as well as international tourists. Amusement parks, cafes, hotels and art galleries you name it and Noida has it. To cater to the varying needs of tourists the city offers a wide array of cultural services. Noida balances the new with the old in a seamless fashion. One side is the real estate wonder in the form of a high rise residential complex while on the other side is a roadside dhaba serving delicious delicacies. Noida can be rightly termed as the city of contrasts. Students from different parts of the country come to Noida for its world class educational institutes. To be up to date with the young generation of today, the city has evolved with time.
People and Festivals in Noida
2011 population census indicates that people from almost all major
religions namely Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and others like
Jainism etc. reside in Noida. In addition to different religions, people
from different parts of the country also reside in Noida. Bengalis,
Tamils, Gujaratis, Maharashtrians etc. flock towards Noida for education
and work. When the population has such variety based on religion and
castes, it is natural that the culture would also be a potpourri of
surprises. One can find different places of worship. So be it the
Gurudwara or the Catholic Church, the Hanuman temple, Sai Baba temple or
the Shia Jama Masjid, Noida has them all. The greatly altering
population makes Noida a cultural hub. A large number of festivals are
celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm. Diwali, Lohri, Eid, Chhat puja and
Christmas are some of the most widely celebrated festivals. Noida also hosts a lot of cultural festivals like music concerts and fashions shows which are hugely popular among the people in Noida and NCR.