NEW-DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (January 25) extended best wishes to the people of Himachal Pradesh on the special occasion of its statehood day.
PM Modi tweeted (In Hindi), " Wishes to the people of Himachal Pradesh on their statehood day. I wish that this State, which is situated in the lap of nature, continues to move forward on the path of progress and continues to play an important role in the development of the country."
On December 18, 1970, the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament, and the new State came into being on January 25, 1971. Himachal Pradesh became the 18th State of the Indian Union with Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar as its first chief minister.