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Haryana Formation Day 2019: Know History and Significance of The Day When Haryana Was Carved Out of Punjab

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Haryana Formation Day is celebrated every year on November 1. The state was carved out of the former state of East Punjab on this day in 1966. Haryana is one of the 28 states of India. It is ranked 22nd in terms of area covering less than 1.4 percent of India’s land area. The state is often referred as “the land of God”. In Sanskrit, “Hari” means “Lord Vishnu” and “ayana” is home. Haryana Formation Day 2019 will mark the 53rd anniversary of the creation of Haryana. November 1 is State Formation Day for Seven Indian States: Know Why and How Karnataka, Kerala, MP, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh Formed.

However, some scholars such as Muni Lal, Murli Chand Sharma, HA Phadke and Sukhdev Singh Chib believe that the name comes from a compound of the words Hari (Sanskrit Harit, “green”) and Aranya (forest). The formation day, termed as Haryana Day is a regional public holiday observed in the state. Punjab Formation Day: Know The History And Celebrations of Punjab Foundation Day, Check Tweet Wishes.

In April 1966, the Shah Commission was set up by the government to divide the existing state of Punjab and determine the boundaries of the new state of Haryana after consideration of the languages spoken by the people. Justice JC Shah headed the commission. The commission submitted its report on May 31, 1966. The then-districts of Hisar, Mahendragarh, Gurgaon, Rohtak and Karnal became part of the new state of Haryana. The tehsils of Jind and Narwana in the Sangrur district — along with Naraingarh, Ambala and Jagadhri — also became part of the new state.

The Punjab Reorganisation Act was passed by the Indian Parliament on September 18, 1966, dissolving the former state of East Punjab. The new state of Haryana came into existence on November 1, 1966.

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