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Maharashtra Day: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao take part of the celebrations

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao were present at the Shivaji Park, Dadar to celebrate Maharashtra Day.

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Today is Maharashtra Day and it is celebrated in the state as a public holiday for government offices, banks, and educational institutes. Every year the Chief Minister and the governor of Maharashtra take part in the celebrations at Shivaji Park, Dadar and addresses the crowd.

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Today to commemorate the day, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao were present at the celebrations. Here are the visuals tweeted by news agency ANI.

For the one doesn’t know about this day, then let us tell you why May 1 is celebrated as Maharashtra Day. For that, we have to take you back to the mid-1950s when the Samyukta Maharashtra Andolan started demanding a separate Marathi-speaking state and Mahagujarat Movement wanted a state for Gujarati-speaking people. In 1960 all the protests ended with the Bombay Reorganization Act. An act was passed by the Parliament which led to the division of Bombay into two states-Maharashtra and Gujarat.

On 1 May 1960, the legislation came into effect and Maharashtra had Marathi and Konkani language speaking people while Gujarat had mostly Gujarati and Kutchi speaking people. This is why Maharashtra Day is observed in the state with full fervour.

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