Kerala turns 65, Keralites commemorate the day; Know the history of the State Formation Day

Kerala day, officially known as ‘Kerala Piravi’ is celebrated every year on November 1. This year, it is the 65th birthday of the southernmost state of India which was regarded as an independent state in the Republic of the country in 1956. 

Kerala commemorates the day amid the Covid, losses, and many more challenges, especially during the floods. The day has been regarded as the resurrection and hope for the people of Kerala who fought and won in any crisis.

On this day, residents not just rejoice in this as a day of independence but also share their pride with one another.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the people of Kerala the day for a bright future. Ram Nath kovind on Twitter posted his wish saying “ Greetings to the people of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Lakshadweep, and Puducherry on the formation day. My best wishes to the residents of these States and Union Territories for their bright future.”

“Kerala Piravi day greetings to the people of the state. The state is widely admired for its picturesque surroundings and the industrious nature of its people. May the people of Kerala succeed in their various endeavors,” PM Modi also tweeted.

State Formation

Before 1956, Kerala had been divided into four regions: South Canara, Malabar, Cochin, and Travancore. Despite the formation of the Indian Union after gaining independence from the British, the Malayalees were still divided between Malabar, Thirukochi, and Travancore. But things have changed after independence and there the demand for the formation of states on the basis of language became strong. Hence, on November 1, 1956, Kerala became a reality.

Along with Kerala, Haryana, Chattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh also got their recognition as states. The day of Kerala Piravi is considered as the day of the momentous union of three provinces to form the state. 

One thing that Keralites can always claim is that the state is one step ahead ecologically and socially. It is mainly on the literacy rate as the state has secured the top position among every other state in India. God’s own country is rich in natural beauty and is rich in forests, rivers, and rivers. More than that, the state is considered one of the best destinations for tourism as well as habilitation with its climate.

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The climate in the state has been balanced with the diverse landscape of hills, coasts, and plains.  Famous for its unique geography, tranquil backwaters, The state is also a place having unspoiled beaches, art forms, and spices. It is also famous for its charming houseboats, sprawling tea plantations, unique eco-tourism, magnificent architecture, Ayurvedic treatments, and unforgettable culinary experiences.

The state boasts a high level of literacy, way above the country’s standard (for men AND women) and life expectancy is the highest in the whole Indian sub-continent. With its communist political regime, Kerala is one of India’s most stable states, where its citizens are the most involved.