Monday, 14 August 2017

‘Fete de Puducherry’ Begins

A three-day annual cultural festival named ‘Fete de Puducherry’ organised by the government of India begins in Puducherry. The festival is held in association with the South Zone Cultural Centre (Tamil Nadu) every year to bring to focus the multi-faceted cultural features of various states.

The Puducherry government has been holding the festival since 1985 as part of celebrating Independence Day and also Liberation Day of Puducherry (August 16). 

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • The union territory in a referendum in October 1954 favoured liberation of Puducherry and its constituent regions from French regime, paving the way for the merger of Puducherry with Indian Union. 
  • The de facto merger took place in 1954 followed by de jure transfer of power on August 16, 1962.
  • Kiran Bedi is the Governor of Puducherry.
Source- The Hindu

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