Today Maharashtra day and also World Labour day is celebrated.We all celebrate Maharashtra Din On 1 May every Year.But does anyone know why we celebrate and what’s the history behind it? You will agree that most of us don’t know about it.Today everyone was hooked on to social media..on WhatsApp, Twitter, uploading facebook pics, video, status etc. # #महाराष्ट्रदिन and #Labourday were trending on my timeline.
Marathi People are integral part of Maharashtra’s Freedom movement. All Maharashtrians irrespective of their caste, creed, religion or color are equally excited because it marks the day Maharashtra attained statehood. It was on this day that several decades ago in the year 1960 the state which was to eventually become religious culture hood,socially ahead, and commercially forward accomplished its mission.The Maharashtra government organizes the main function in Mumbai. Maharashtra Day is held at Shivaji Park in Dadar, Mumbai.The governor of the state takes the salute at the ceremonial parade, which comprises of members of the state RPF, BMC, Home guards, Civil force, Defence, Fire brigade personnel and Mumbai city police.
Let me tell you the history of how Maharashtra was formed
On 1st May 1960 a New state established called Maharashtra. Konkan, Marathwada, West Maharashtra, Vidarbha Region, Khandesh and Northern Maharashtra Region are the main five parts of Maharashtra. Maharashtra was established by the reason of Maharashtra Movement. Britishers were not interested in establishing regions by the classification of the languages. Mahatma Gandhi and Lokmanya Tilak were main architectures of establishing regions by the classification of languages. But after freedom of India.Pandit Nehru opposed to giving Mumbai to Maharashtra.Non Marathi people in Mumbai fully agreed with Nehru statement.Congress did not take any action on establishing Maharashtra. On 1938, Mr.Patwardhan and Mr. G.T.Madkholkar took a subject to establish new free Maharashtra State. In 1946, Mr. Mandkholkar established a Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti. Meanwhile, Dar Commission opposed to establishing regions by the classification of the languages.They said that people in Mumbai have mix culture.Then Pandit Nehru gave the statement that new three states will be established called Mumbai, Vidharbha and Gujrat. By this statement of Pandit Nehru, all Marathi people united and Free Maharashtra movement was started in that year. All famous personalities like Acharya Atere, Senapati Bapat, Sahir Amar Sheikh, M.M.Joshi took part in Free Maharashtra Movement. Morarji Desai and S.K.Patil tried to stop the movement.
On 21st November 1955, Police took action on Movement and 15 people were dead at the place. The state government declared Mumbai as Union Territory, due to this decision of Government, Maharashtra people were very angry and started movement and Soul Force called Satyagraha.Maharashtra State is formed by contribution of all this martyrs and Mumbai became Capital of Maharashtra.Nagpur became the second capital of Maharashtra.Every year People of Maharashtra Pay homage to those martyrs at Hutatma Smarak in Flora Town, Mumbai.
Wishing Happy Maharashtra Day and Labour Day to every Maharashtrian.