DHARAMSHALA: At the invitation of the local state administrative office, Secretary Tashi Phuntsok of the Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration, attended the 67th anniversary celebration of Himachal day at the Police Grounds yesterday. Mr. Sonam Dorjee, Tibetan Settlement Officer of Dharamshala also attended the celebration.
The chief guest at the event was Mr. C. Paul Rasu, DC of Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh.
The celebration included cultural performances by local school students, lottery draws and other festive activities.
The province of Himachal Pradesh came into being on 15th April 1948. It was later made into a Union Territory on 1 November 1956. Kangra and most other hill areas of Punjab were later merged with Himachal Pradesh on 1 November 1966.
Himachal Pradesh became a state on 25 January 1971 after the state of Himachal Pradesh act was passed by the Parliament on 18 December 1970.