Updated: Jun 14, 2022
Gujarat Day is celebrated every year in India on 1 May. This is a very important day for the people of Gujarat. Under the States Reorganization Act in 1956, most of the states in India after independence were reorganized on the basis of language. Similarly, there was a demand to make Maharashtra a separate state for Marathi-speaking people and Gujarat for Gujarati-speaking people. This demand was followed by several agitations in both the regions. Due to this, on 1 May 1960, Maharashtra and Gujarat were established as separate states.
This was the same day when International Labor Day was being celebrated all over the world. Every year May 1 is also celebrated as 'International Workers Day' or 'Labor Day'. This date has special significance in Gujarat and Maharashtra. On this day in 1960, both these states came into existence under the Bombay Reorganization Act. Important information is given below for the speech, essay, and some interesting facts on Gujarat Day.
How did Gujarat become a separate state?
When India got independence, it was scattered into many princely states and provinces. These states were reorganized and merged into the Union of India. The States Reorganization Act, 1956 proposed that states should be reorganized on the basis of languages spoken in those regions. Initially, the state of Bombay was created for people speaking Marathi, Konkani, Gujarati, and Kutchi. But two important linguistic groups emerged in the Bombay State, one that spoke Marathi and Konkani and the other who spoke Gujarati and Kutchi. These groups demanded a separate state for themselves. This led to the partition of Bombay State.
Night Marathon organized in Surat on the evening
A Night Marathon with the message of 'No drugs, Safe, Fit and Smart City' was organized under the guidance of Harsh Sanghvi, Minister of State for Sports, Culture, and Home, in Surat on the evening of Gujarat Foundation Day. This race was organized with the aim of keeping the youth of the city away from drugs and making them physically, mentally healthy, and capable. 5, 10, and 21 km races were organized during the marathon. Total prize money of Rs 13.50 lakh was kept for the running runners. Minister Harsh Sanghvi said that the objective of this event is to create awareness against drugs.