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Maharashtra Day, Maharashtra, India

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This article gives complete information on history of formation of Maharashtra State, significance of Maharashtra Day, Maharashtra Day Celebrations, and Maharashtra Day Parade Shivaji Park, Mumbai.

Maharashtra Day is an annual celebration on 1st May. It was on 1st May, 1960 that Maharashtra became an official State.

Formation of Maharashtra State

Taking a peek into history, records show that there was a State named Bombay State. In this State, there were two main regions based on languages: Marathi and Gujarati. To separate the two distinct regions, the Bombay re-organization Act was implemented and Maharashtra and Gujarat became two separate independent States. The newly formed State of Maharashtra retained Bombay as its capital city. Today Bombay is Mumbai

Maharashtra Day Celebrations

Every year, Maharashtra Day is celebrated all over the State with great pride and fervour. On the occasion of Maharashtra Day, homage is paid to the martyrs who contributed to the formation of the State of Maharashtra at the Hutatma Smarak(Hutatma Memorial) in Mumbai. In addition, respected citizens from various walks of life are honoured.

The main Maharashtra Day celebrations take place in Shivaji Park, Mumbai. At these grounds, where eminent cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar were trained, there is a grand parade, with the Maharashtra Governor taking the salute. The Maharashtra Day Parade Shivaji Park, Mumbai incorporates members of the Maharashtra State Reserve Police Force, Home Guards and the Brihanmumbai Commando Force, as well as members of the Mumbai Police force and Fire Brigade personnel. A distinguished personality is invited as the Chief Guest.

Media reports state that the nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar will be the guest of honour at the 2010 Maharashtra Day Celebrations at Shivaji Park, Mumbai

Additional Note: 1st May is also known as Workers Day (in the local language it is called Kaamgaar Din).
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Responses to "Maharashtra Day, Maharashtra, India"
Author: leena walawalkar  06 Jan 2011   Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Every maharashtrian is very proud of this day. We must always remember the past so that we can suceed in future. Celebrating the day helps to pass the history to present generation and they recognize its value.

Worker's day too is important because due to it we recognize value of worker in our life.


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