The website -- 'Shepherd Semla to Sahib Shimla' -- is an initiative of Shimla Bicentennial Group.

A delegation of the group led by its Chief Advisor Dinesh Kumar met Singh and requested him to declare May 15 as 'Shimla Day' on completion of 200 years of the city's existence.     

First permanent structure 'Kennedy House' was raised in Shimla in 1815 after the Britishers discovered 'Simla hills' as appropriate place for summer sojourn and later made it the summer capital of India.

The discovery of Simla hills was consequence of war against Gorkhas in the beginning of 19th century.

Later, Shimla got a Deputy Commissioner's of fice, completing 150 years this year, and also the Municipal Committee, which has been upgraded to Municipal Corporation.

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