Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day is a public holiday in the Himachal Pradesh state in India. 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. It is always celebrated on 25 January. It was on this day in 1971 that Himachal Pradesh became the 18th state of India.
Himachal Pradesh is known for its natural environment, hill stations, and temples Himachal Pradesh had one of the highest per-capita incomes among Indian states and union territories for the year 2014-15. Himachal Pradesh is a state of India located in North India. Situated in Western Himalayas, it was carved out of former East Punjab like Haryana, Delhi and Punjab. It is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab and Chandigarh on the west, Haryana on the southwest, Uttarakhand on the southeast, and the Tibet Autonomous Region on the east
Many perennial rivers flow in the state. Numerous plants produce surplus hydroelectricity that is sold to other states, such as Delhi, Punjab, and Rajasthan . At its southernmost point, it also touches the state of Uttar Pradesh. The name was coined from the Sanskrit—Him means ‘snow’ and achal means ‘land’ or ‘abode’—by acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma, one of the state’s eminent Sanskrit scholars.
Tourism and agriculture are additional important parts of the state’s economy. In 1950 it became a sub state under the Indian constitution then becoming a union territory in 1956.
Some points about Himachal Pradesh.
1-Himachal Pradesh is the second least corrupt state in India after Kerala.
2- Himachal Pradesh is India’s second largest producer of apple after Jammu and Kashmir. Besides, the state also produces peaches, cherries, kiwis, hazelnuts and plums in abundance.
3- On July 2, 2013, Himachal Pradesh was declared as the first smoke-free state of the country. It means smoking in the public area is strictly prohibited.
4- Solan popularly known as ‘Mushroom city’ for its production of mushrooms, is one of the fastest growing city in Asia
5- The Kalka-Shimla express passes through 103 tunnels, 806 bridges and 18 stations.
6- On October 2, 2009, the state government imposed a complete ban on polythene bags made of non-biodegradable materials. The ban is also imposed on its storage, production, sale and distribution.
7- Malana, an unexplored village in the state is known as ‘The village of taboos’ because of its weird rule of no outsider touching any belonging or even the wall of village. The village is also infamous as ‘weed-tourist destination’ and has won High Times magazine Cannabis Cup’s ‘Best Hashish’ award twice -in 1994 and 1996.
8- Himachal Pradesh has a close association to the mythological era of Ramayana and Mahabharata. It is said that Shimla’s Jakhoo temple is the same place where Lord Hanuman rested while he was in search of the Sanjeevani booti.
At its southernmost point, it also touches the state of Uttar Pradesh. The name was coined from the Sanskrit—Him means ‘snow’ and achal means ‘land’ or ‘abode’—by acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma, one of the state’s eminent Sanskrit scholars.
So Today in 1971, Himachal Pradesh became India’s 18th state after State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed on 18 December 1970.
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