The Government of India has released next round of smart cities project list.The Tamil Nadu state district Vellore also got the place into the list of 27 cities in the prestigious project.
Overlooked The Chief Minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi, argues that the first mutiny in fact began during the early hours of 10 July 1806.So convinced is he that he has issued a commemorative postal stamp which depicts the first "sepoy mutiny" as happening in the fort in the town of Vellore, 130km (80 miles) from the state capital Madras.It is also a major centre for medical tourism in India.Vellore region is the top exporter of finished leather goods in the country.In Tamil, the word vel means spear that is seen as the weapon of Hindu god Murugan and oor means place.
As per Hindu legend, Murugan is seen as a tribal hunter who appeared in a lotus pond with his weapon to attack the enemies.
In fact so convinced is the Indian government of the date that it is now drawing up elaborate plans to commemorate the 150th anniversary in a grand manner next year.
But not everyone agrees that 1857 is the right date.
More than 100 of the 350 European soldiers on garrison duty were killed, and by mid-morning the rebels had seized control of the fort. The celebrating sepoys failed to close the gates of the fort securely, and later that morning the British and Madras Cavalry - based 20 miles (32km) away in Arcot - charged through them.
A massacre ensued, with more than 350 of the rebels killed and an equal number injured before the British finally recaptured the fort.
One of their greatest grievances is that south India's participation in the Indian independence struggle is neither recognised nor recorded - hence the debate over when the first "sepoy mutiny" took place.