Himachal day is celebrated to commemorate the origin of the state of Himachal Pradesh which came into being after independence when 30 princely states of that time were combined into one state. The day is celebrated on the 15th of April every year. History has it that in the year 1948, on this day, Himachal Pradesh was declared as a union territory of India. However, after a few years on 25th January 1971, Himachal Pradesh emerged as the 18th state of the country. It is for this reason that while 15th of April is celebrated as the Himachal day, the 25th of January is celebrated within the state as the Himachal Pradesh Statehood day.
The day is celebrated in different parts of the state and students as well as the various ministers take part in thedifferent type of ceremonies that are held in order to celebrate the formation of this state. Parades are held by the students of various schools and colleges on this day.This Indian state has come a long way ever since it was formed.The ministers who attend the functions conducted on this day celebrate by pointing out some of the commendable achievements that the state has seen in the years since it was formed. For example, the capital income of Himachal Pradesh in the year 1948 was around 240 crores rupees which rose to 1,47,277 crores rupees in the recent times. Some other facts and figures related to the state also vouch for its tremendous achievements. Not only the state is growing at an unprecedented rate but has soon emerged as an important leader of the hill areas present in the country. Testimony to the above statement is the fact that every house located in Himachal Pradesh has electricity and adequate water facility. Not only that, you can find at least one government school within a distance of every three kilometers of the state. These are some of the various achievements that Himachal Pradesh is proud of!