Himachal Pradesh celebrates its statehood day on January 25

Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day is a public holiday in the Himachal Pradesh state in India. Himachal Pradesh became a part C state on 26th January, 1950 with the implementation of the Constitution of India.

On 18th December 1970, the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament and the new state came into being on 25th January 1971.  Hence, It is always celebrated on January 25th. It was on this day in 1971 that the state became the 18th state of India.

Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day in a Historical perspective: Himachal Pradesh means 'snow-laden region. Himachal Pradesh is a state in North India. Bordering Tibet, it is noted for its Himalayan landscape. It is a popular tourist destination for trekking and enjoying the natural beauty. It also has the 4th  highest per capita income for the Indian States and is the 3rd fastest-growing economy in India.

After attaining independence from Britain in 1947, Himachal Pradesh was generated as a province on April 15th 1948. This event is marked with a public holiday of its own - Himachal Day. In 1950 the state became a sub-state under the Indian constitution then became a union territory in 1956.

Between its creation in 1948 and statehood in 1971, Himachal Pradesh also changed its boundaries many times, incorporating smaller districts in the territory.

YS Parmar became the state’s first chief minister. On December 18th 1970 the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament and the new state came into existence on January 25th 1971 making it the 18th state of India. 

 

 

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