District Administration has put itself in top gear for making arrangements for celebrations of 55th Maharashtra Day. The Maharashtra Day celebrations will be held on May 1 at the historic Kasturchand Park at 8 in the morning. In this context, a meeting, presided over by Resident Deputy Collector Ravindra Kumbhare, reviewed the arrangements to me made for the day. Sub-Divisional Officer Girish Joshi and Protocol Officer Prakash Patil were also present at the meeting.
Similarly, apart from Maharashtra Day celebrations at Kasturchand Park, a colourful cultural programme has been organized at Dr Vasantrao Deshpande Hall at 5.30 pm on May 1. A special platform for photographers and scribes of print and electronics media will be erected for coverage of the event at KP Ground. Arrangements for flag hoisting, combined parade, parade inspection, drills, sound system have been handed over to police department. Arrangement for clean drinking water will be made from April 25 to 29 and May 1 at Kasturchand Park. Similarly, a temporary toilet and other sanitation facilities will be in place for the day.
Formation of Maharashtra:
The States Reorganisation Act, 1956 defined boundaries for the states within India on the basis of languages. The Bombay State that was formed as a consequence of this Act, however, was composed of different areas where different languages were spoken; Marathi, Gujarati, Kutchi and Konkani. The Sanyukta Maharashtra Samiti was at the forefront of the movement to divide the Bombay State into two states; one composed of areas where people primarily spoke Gujarati and Kutchhi and the other where people primarily spoke Marathi and Konkani.
The State of Maharashtra and Gujarat were formed as a result of this movement according to the Bombay Reorganisation Act, 1960 enacted by the Parliament of India on April 25, 1960. The Act came into effect on May 1, 1960.