First day in the month of May holds special significance for the state of Maharashtra as the existing state was formed on this day about 59 years ago when it was divided from Bombay in 1960. To commemorate this day, people of Maharashtra celebrate 1 May as the Maharashtra Day or Maharashtra Diwas, which also coincides with the International Labours’ Day. This day is celebrated as a public holiday for government offices, banks and educational institutes.
Maharashtra Day today was celeberated with many events across the state and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao took part in the events.
President Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and many other ministers wished people of Maharashtra and Gujarat on Maharashtra and Gujarat day as on May 1st in 1950 both states were divided and formed.