On 1st May 1960, Maharashtra attained statehood, so this day is celebrated every day as Maharashtra Day.
Maharashtra Day is held at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai. The governor of the state takes the salute at the ceremonial parade, comprising members of the state reserve police force, Brihanmumbai Commando Force, home guards, civil defence, fire brigade and city police.
All Maharashtrians irrespective of their caste, creed, religion or color are equally excited because it marks the day Maharashtra attained statehood.
On this occasion several distinguished individuals from the state are also honored for their contribution. Illustrious teachers, police officials, sportsmen, doctors are congratulated for their effective roles in their respective fields.
On this day i.e., 1st May 1960, state of Gujarat was also formed, and it is celebrated as Gujarat Divas in Gujarat.
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