Bihar Diwas, also known as Bihar Day, is celebrated on March 22 every year indicating the development of territory of Bihar. On this day in 1912, Britishers carved out Bihar from the Bengal Presidency. The day is a public holiday, initially, it was started and celebrated on a large scale by the state government in the tenure of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Apart from India, Bihar Day is also celebrated in the United States, Britain, Germany, Scotland, Canada, Australia, Qatar, Bahrain, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Mauritius. Bihar Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule: Constituency Wise Dates Of Voting And Results For General Elections.
On the occasion of Bihar Diwas, several political leaders extended their wishes. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in a tweet said, "Greetings to the people of Bihar on #BiharDiwas. May the state continue to touch new heights of progress under the leadership of Shri. @NitishKumar."
Tweet by Dharmendra Pradhan:
— Chowkidar Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) March 22, 2019
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and Former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav also greeted people. "Greetings to all the people of Bihar on their statehood day. By maintaining mutual love, trust, brotherhood, social harmony and religious goodwill, we will all continue to contribute to the advancement, progress, development and prosperity of Bihar. Let us take forward the pride of Bihar," he said in a Tweet.
Tweet by Tejashwi Yadav:
बिहार दिवस के अवसर पर सभी प्रदेश वासियों और देशवासियों को हार्दिक बधाई।
आपसी प्रेम, विश्वास, भाईचारे, सामाजिक समरसता, एवं धार्मिक सद्भाव बनाकर रखते हुए हम सभी बिहार की उन्नति, प्रगति, विकास और समृद्धि में निरंतर योगदान करते रहेंगे।
आइये मिलकर बिहार के गौरव को आगे बढ़ायें। pic.twitter.com/vDvYjDwmkE
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) March 22, 2019
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also shared a poster wishing everyone on Bihar Diwas.
Tweet by Nitish Kumar:
— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) March 22, 2019
Every year the Bihar government issues notice stating March 22 to be a public holiday on the occasion of Bihar Diwas. The holiday is applicable to all offices under the jurisdiction of the state and central government. Schools and colleges also celebrate this day by conducting various programmes.