West India in the month of May


The western part of India consists of three states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Goa, along with the two union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. This part of India has always something cultural and interesting going on that attracts tourists to visit here. Let’s take a look at some of the major events that happened in West India in the month of May.

57th Maharashtra Day celebrated with full fervor (May 1)

57th Maharashtra Day celebrated with full fervor

May 1 witnessed the occasion of the 57th Maharashtra Day across the state, with the main ceremony taking place at the Shivaji Park, Mumbai. CM Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao graced the event and took part in the celebrations.

In addition, Ramdas Athawale (Union Minister of State for Social Justice), SRPF, Home Guards, Mumbai Police, diplomats from various countries, and a huge number of citizens were also present.

The Governor unfurled the national flag, accepted salute by the marching contingents, and gave a speech. Maharashtra was formed on this day in 1960.

Goa State Museum to be relocated immediately: CM Manohar Parrikar (May 2)

Goa State MuseumChief Minister Manohar Parrikar recently announced that the government has decided temporarily to shift the State Museum from EDC Complex, Patto, to Adilshah Palace, until permanent premises are constructed. The quick action has been taken due to an alarming rise in crumbling portions in the old building.

“The issue about shifting of artifacts from the existing museum building to another place has been pending for the last three years, but I solved it within three minutes,”  the Chief Minister said.

Rajkot School, school of Gandhi, shuts down (May 4)

Rajkot School, school of Gandhi, shuts down

Alfred High School, or Mohandas High School, Rajkot, where Mahatma Gandhi studied during his school years till 1887, has been closed down, according to ANI.

Following the orders of Gujarat Govt, students studying in the school will soon be given their leaving certificates. Meanwhile, arrangements have been made to shift the students and the entire staff to Karansinhji High School by the month end.

The move has been taken as per the 2016 notification which stated that a 12 crore museum on Mahatma Gandhi would be built on the school grounds.

 Kundewadi village, Nashik achieves open defecation free status (May 5)

Kundewadi villageNashik can now boast of a small village in its district, Kundewadi, to become open defecation free (ODF). Kundewadi achieved this status due to the efforts of a local credit society providing interest-free loan for constructions of toilets.

According to a press release by DIO on Friday, all houses with a total of 572 families in the village now have a toilet.

With the assistance of the Jagadamba Co-op Credit society and the intervention of the village panchayat members, the work of construction was completed on time, the release said.

RERA to include UTS of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli (May 9)

RERA to include UTS of Daman and DiuThe new act of Real Estate Regulation and Development ACT (RERA) is said to make buying and selling houses easy and transparent. The 13 states and UTs which have notified rules under this act include the union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu, in addition to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh and Lakshadweep.

The act promises to bring accountability and much-awaited transparency to the real estate business, where the customer will be the king.