Rajasthan celebrates Statehood Day

Every year, Rajasthan celebrates its Statehood Day on March 30. Popularly known as “Land of the Kings”, it is the largest Indian state in area. The day is also called “Rajasthan Day”.

Highlights

This year, the state is silent due to the lock down in the country. Usually there are radiant and invigorating events held all over the state. The state was earlier called ‘Rajputana’. It got its recognition and its name as Rajasthan when it was formed on March 30, 1949.

How was Rajasthan formed?

Rajasthan was formed with the unification of states namely Kota, Tonk, Shahpura, Pratagarh, Kishangarh, Jhalawar, Dungarpur, Bundi and Banswara. The Maharana of Udaipur joined Rajasthan after three days of its formation.

The State was formally inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru on March 25, 1948. Later states like Jaipur, Bikaner and Jodhpur merged to form Greater Rajasthan on March 30, 1949 with the efforts of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. He inaugurated Greater Rajasthan on March 30, 1949 which is till date celebrated as the Statehood Day of Rajasthan.

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