Gujarat Day and Maharashtra Day, which fall on May 1, were observed through colorful dances and music On the iconic Times Square May 1. On May 1, the Indian states, Maharashtra and Gujarat celebrate thier formation day. It was on this day in 1960 that two states were carved out of the Bombay Presidency: Maharashtra and Gujarat. The states were created after a series of protests that were part of the Samyukta Maharashtra Andolan that demanded a separate state for Marathi-speaking people.
The two-hour event on the iconic Times Square was organized by Jai Bharat Dhol Tasha Pathak USA and Non-Resident Gujarati Community of USA. “Since both the Gujarat Day and Maharashtra Day fall on May one, we thought about organizing a joint celebration,” Manisha
Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Day was separately celebrated at the Indian Consulate before the groups joined hands in Times Square to mark the day. Consul General Riva Ganguly Das and Deputy Consul General Manoj Kumar Mohapatra sent best wishes and support for the celebrations.