Bihar Diwas 2023: Date, Theme, History, Significance & More

Bihar Diwas 2022: It is observed on March 22 every year. The day marks the formation of the state of Bihar. On this day in 1912, the British carved out the state of Bihar from Bengal. On this occasion, share wishes, messages, quotes, etc.
Bihar Diwas
Bihar Diwas

Bihar Diwas 2022: Bihar Diwas, or Bihar Day, is celebrated on March 22 to mark the formation of the state of Bihar. It is a public holiday in the state. On this day, the British carved out the state of Bihar from Bengal in 1912. This year, the 110th Bihar Diwas will be observed. It will be celebrated with enthusiasm at Gandhi Maidan and Sri Krishna Memorial from March 22 to March 24. 

The Sanskrit and Pali word vihara, which means "abode," is the source of the name Bihar. In the ancient and medieval eras, there were numerous Buddhist viharas, or monks' homes, in the area roughly encompassing the present state.

बिहार दिवस पर राज्य के अपने सभी भाई-बहनों को बहुत-बहुत बधाई! अपने समृद्ध इतिहास और जीवंत संस्कृति के लिए प्रसिद्ध बिहार के लोग देश के विकास के लिए हर क्षेत्र में अतुलनीय योगदान दे रहे हैं। अपनी लगन और कठिन परिश्रम से उन्होंने एक विशेष पहचान बनाई है।

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 22, 2023

#बिहार_दिवस के अवसर पर हार्दिक बधाई एवं शुभकामनाएं। बिहार का इतिहास गौरवशाली है और हम वर्तमान में अपने निश्चय से बिहार का गौरवशाली भविष्य तैयार कर रहे हैं। विकसित बिहार के सपने को साकार करने में भागीदारी के लिए मैं आप सभी का आह्वान करता हूं। हम सब मिलकर बिहार के गौरव को बढ़ाएंगे।

— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) March 22, 2023

इतिहास, अध्यात्म और प्राकृतिक संपदाओं से अलंकृत, शांति और क्रांति की ऐतिहासिक धरा, बिहार के स्थापना दिवस पर सभी बिहार वासियों को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।

बिहार विकास और प्रगति के पथ पर तेज गति से आगे बढ़े और नित नई ऊचाईयों को प्राप्त करे, मेरी यही कामना है। #BiharDiwas

— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) March 22, 2023

बिहार दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं l@NitishKumar@BiharEducation_@DipakKrIAS@ArtCultureYouth#BiharDiwas#BiharHaiTaiyar#बिहार_दिवस_2023#युवा_शक्ति_बिहार_की_प्रगति

— IPRD Bihar (@IPRD_Bihar) March 22, 2023

Bihar Diwas 2023: Theme

The theme for Bihar Diwas 2023 is “ Yuva Shakti ki Pragati” which means hints at the development of Bihar Youth. It emphasizes on government’s focus on the empowerment of the younger generation of Bihar for a better future. 

The theme of Bihar Diwas 2022 is ‘Jal, Jeevan, Hariyali’.  The theme signifies prosperity in the state. 

Bihar Diwas 2023: History

In 1912, the British carved out the state of Bihar from Bengal on March 22. The government of Bihar decided to observe the foundation day of the state in the year 2010. The aim of the day was to restore the pride of the state and to enthuse the feeling of being Bihari in the citizens of the state. 

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Why Bihar Diwas is celebrated on March 22?

King George V was crowned in Delhi in 1911, and Calcutta was replaced as the seat of British India's government. The Bengali-speaking regions came together according to Lord Hardinge's proposal as the political focus shifted from Calcutta and Bengal to Delhi. This decision to divide the Bengali-speaking regions from the other distinct linguistic regions was announced on March 21, 1912, by Thomas Gibson Carmichael, the new governor of Bengal. The action eventually resulted in the creation of the states of Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, and Assam. Because this day commemorates the recognition of Bihar's unique regional and linguistic identity, the Bihar government chose March 22 to be marked and celebrated as Bihar diwas or Bihar day.

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Bihar Diwas 2023: Celebration

The day is cheerfully observed by locals and notable individuals with a plethora of cultural events held in educational facilities and public spaces. Every year, the Bihar government issues a notification designating March 22 as a public holiday to be observed as Bihar Day. All offices and companies that fall under the purview of the State and Central Governments, as well as Schools, observe this holiday. Apart from Bihar, the Bihari diaspora celebrates the day over the globe.

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