Maharashtra Day 2021: History, significance and all you need to know about this day


Maharashtra Day is celebrated on May 1 every year. Apart from International Labour Day May 1 is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm across the state of Maharashtra. This day marks the foundation of the rich legacy for the state of Maharashtra.

Two new states were born on this day of the year 1960 namely Maharashtra and Gujarat Day. There was a dispute over Bombay in both states. The Marathi people were of the opinion that Bombay should join them because most people there used to speak Marathi.

Maharashtra Day 2021: History of the formation of two states

A new state Bombay was formed on 1 November 1956 with the enactment of the States Reorganization Act, 1956 comprising the Marathi-speaking areas. According to the Bombay Reorganisation Act, 1960 the bilingual state of Bombay was divided into two separate states Maharashtra for Marathi-speaking people and Gujarat for Gujarati-speaking people where Gujarat was established as the 15th state of the Indian Union.

Maharashtra Day 2021: Celebration

Maharashtra Day is also known as Maharashtra din or Maharashtra Diwas. It has a huge celebration with a parade at Shivaji Park, Dadar. Usually, various cultural events take place across Maharashtra. From speeches to colorful parades, both the states celebrate this day with a lot of enthusiasm. On this day, the state government and private sector launch various new projects. But since the last year due to the covid-19 surge, the foundation day is observed simply only with ceremonies for unfurling the national flag organized at various district headquarters.

Here are some messages and wishes for WhatsApp and Facebook status on Maharashtra day:

Justice brotherhood and love. Is the song in our heart. Let’s join hands on Maharashtra Day This land is our inseparable part

May the spirit of Maharashtra. Stay in the core of your heart. Let’s salute this state with pride. It’s our inseparable part. Maharashtra Diwas

United we stand, divided we fall. The stronger we grow, the higher we flow! Happy Maharashtra Diwas

We are proud to be raised in Maharashtra. We are proud of the Marathi language. We are proud of our culture.

Maharashtra is a tune. It must be sung together. Long Live Maharashtra

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Maharashtra Day 2021: Wishes, greetings and messages to share on WhatsApp, Facebook and SMS


The 61st foundation day of Maharashtra will be observed in a simple way on May 1 with only ceremonies for unfurling the national flag to be organised at various district headquarters.

A notification issued by the state government on Wednesday said the flag-hoisting functions will be held at 8 am at all the district headquarters.

In Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik and Amravati, the flag-hoisting should be organised at the divisional commisionerate and district collectors should not hold separate functions, the notification said.

Only the district guardian minister, divisional commissioner, mayor, municipal council president, collector, police commissioner, district superintendent of police and Zilla Parishad CEO will be present at the event, it said, adding that there will be no invites and parades.

The notification also said there will be minimum attendance at the Vidhan Bhavan, high court and other constitutional offices.

Maharashtra was formed on May 1, 1960.

This will be the second year of low key celebrations of the state’s foundation day due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maharashtra Day 2021: Quotes, Wishes and Messages to Celebrate Statehood Day


Observed as Maharashtra Day, May 1 is celebrated to commemorate the formation of the state after getting divided from the then Bombay province in the year 1960. The day is commonly marked with parades, political speeches and ceremonies. On this occasion, send messages, quotes and wishes to your family and friends to wish them Maharashtra Day.

Justice brotherhood and love, Is the song in our heart. Let’s join hands on Maharashtra Day. This land is our inseparable part!

Today is the day of pride for Maharashtrian as this day reminds us of our resplendent history and culture. Wishing everyone a cheerful Maharashtra Day.

Maharashtra has been the land of Maratha warriors who have fought their enemies with courage. Let us always follow their footsteps. Happy Maharashtra Day to all.

Maharashtra has been a prosperous and inspiring state which has many successful stories to tell to the world. Warm greetings on Maharashtra Day to all.

On the occasion of Maharashtra Day, let us join hands to make these celebrations memorable. Warm greetings on the occasion of Maharashtra Day to everyone.

May the light that we celebrate show us the way and lead us on the path of peace and social harmony. Happy Maharashtra Day.

Constitution Gave us Faith, freedom, Peace and Pride. So Let’s Value the Day it was created And Wish Happy Maharashtra day with a smile.

Dreams in your eyes Pride in the heart. Today is a day, to make a different start. Remember the history Keep faith & stay, Here’s wishing you all Happy Maharashtra Day.

If it becomes a stone, it will become “Sahyadri"! If it becomes soil, it will become “Maharashtra"! If it becomes a sword, it will not be “Bhavani Mata’s"! Happy Maharashtra Day! Jai Maharashtra!

Maharashtra is a tune. It must be sung together. Long Live Maharashtra!

Freedom in mind, Strength in words. The pureness in our blood, Pride in our souls, Zeal in Our hearts. Let us salute the spirit of Maharashtra. Happy Maharashtra Day

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