Jaipur, Rajsthan
Jaipur, Rajsthan
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Every year on March 30, India celebrates 'Rajasthan Diwas' honouring the colourful land and legacy of Rajasthan. On this day, we celebrate the rich culture and the strong valour of the Rajasthani people.

Also known as the Foundation Day of Rajasthan, on 30 March 1949, the princely states of Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner merged to form the 'Greater Rajasthan Union'. Formerly known as "Rajputana", the state consisting of 22 former princely states was named "Rajasthan" which literally means "place of kings".

On the occasion of Rajasthan Diwas, the official Twitter handle of Rajasthan Tourism made a tweet greeting the people of Rajasthan. The tweet reads, "With a glorious history full of bravery and grandeur, every step on Rajasthan’s soil fills us with pride and wonder. Wishing you all a very happy Rajasthan Diwas."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Many wishes to all the brothers and sisters of Rajasthan on Rajasthan Day, known for their rich culture and rich heritage."

Minister Prakash Javdekar wrote, "Greetings to the people of Rajasthan, the land of the Kings, on the statehood day."

Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot wrote, "Congratulations and best wishes to the people of the state on Rajasthan Diwas. Rajasthan is another name for gallantry and courage. The land here is the land of Ranbankurs and Veeranganas. The call of all the people, on the occasion of Rajasthan Day, is to take a pledge to participate in taking the state to the highest peak of progress."

Here's how others on Twitter celebrated Rajasthan Diwas. Have a look.

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