25 January 1971
On 18 December 1970, the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament, and the new state came into being on 25 January 1971. Himachal became the 18th state of the Indian Union with Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar as its first chief minister.
History of Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day
Himachal Pradesh is state in North India. Bordering Tibet, it is noted for its Himalayan landscapes (Himachal Pradesh means ‘snow-laden region’) and is popular tourist destination for trekking and enjoying the natural beauty. It also has the fourth highest highest per capita income for Indian States and is the third fastest growing economy in India.
Following independence from Britain in 1947, Himachal Pradesh was created as a province on 15 April 1948. This event is celebrated with a public holiday of its own – Himachal Day.
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In 1950 it became a sub state under the Indian constitution then becoming a union territory in 1956.
On 18 December 1970 the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament and the new state came into being on 25 January 1971 making it the 18th state of India. Y.S. Parmar became the state’s first chief minister.
Between its creation in 1948 and statehood in 1971, Himachal Pradesh also changed its boundaries several times, incorporating smaller districts in the region.