Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Current Affairs - 2019
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The Civil Services Day 2019 was not observed on 21st April 2019 due to Lok Sabha elections. The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances has stated that the Civil Services Day will be celebrated once the new government takes over or may even consider clubbing this year’s celebrations with the next year’s programme.
Civil Services Day
Every year April 21st is observed as Civil Services Day since it was on this day Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, addressed the first batch of civil servants in Independent India at the Metcalf House where he referred to civil servants as the ‘steel frame of India’.
On Civil Services Day bureaucrats rededicate themselves to public service. On the occasion of the Civil Services Day, ‘Prime Minister Award for Excellence in Public Administration’ instituted with a view to acknowledge, recognise and reward the extraordinary and innovative work done by officers of Central and State Governments towards the welfare of common citizens will be bestowed on the civil servants.
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Rajasthan Day is celebrated every year on March 30 to commemorate the day on which the state of Rajasthan came into existence. Rajasthan Day commemorates the valour, strong willpower and sacrifice of the people of Rajasthan. Rajasthan earlier known as Rajputana came into existence on March 30, 1949.
Rajasthan which is the largest state of India in terms of the area, before Independence comprised of around 21 small and big princely states. The princely states were annexed to the union of India on 15th August 1947 but their unification could be accomplished only later. A brief outline of Rajasthan unification is detailed below:
The four princely states of Alwar, Bharatpur, Dhaulpur, and Karauli formed the Matsya Union and it was inaugurated on 17th March 1948.
Rajasthan Union came into existence by the union of states namely Banswara, Bundi, Dungarpur, Jhalawar, Kishangarh, Pratapgarh, Shahpura, Tonk, and Kota on 25th March 1948.
United State of Rajasthan
The Maharana of Udaipur decided to join the Rajasthan Union just three days after the formation of Rajasthan Union. The United State of Rajasthan was inaugurated by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on 18th April 1948.
States like Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, and Jodhpur got merged and formed Greater Rajasthan on 30th March 1949 which was inaugurated by Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.
Later Rajasthan was further reorganised by the merger of Matsya Union on May 15th, 1949, Sirohi joined Rajasthan on January 26th, 1950 and annexation of Ajmer-Merwara region in November 1956. Later Madhya Pradesh’s Bhanpura tehsil and Abu of Gujrat also merged with Rajasthan.
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