Bihar Diwas is observed every year on March 22 to celebrate the separation of the state from the Bengal Presidency by the British in 1912.
The government of Bihar declares the day as public holiday to celebrate the independence of the state. Every sector ranging from companies, offices, schools and colleges to government offices remain closed on this day.
History of Bihas Diwas
Before 1912, the current states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Bangladesh were a part of Bengal Presidency.
In 1911, King George V got coronated in Delhi. The same year, the capital of British India was shifted to Delhi from Kolkata. On March 21, 1912, the new governor of Bengal Presidency, Thomas Gibson Carmichael took charge.
On March 22, the governor announced that the Bengal Presidency will will be split into Bengal, Orissa, Bihar and Assam.
Bihar Diwas 2021 Celebrations
Every year, Bihar Diwas is celebrated on March 22. The day is celebrated by organising various programmes and events which include performances by Bollywood personalities.
However, due to Covid-19 pandemic, this year the Bihar Diwas will be held virtually. The event will take place in Gyan Bhawan.