Delhi govt offices, close tomorrow among 350th Prakashotsav
New Delhi: Delhi government offices will remain closed on Thursday as Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday approved holiday on the occasion of the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.
The birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru is being celebrated across the country with special festivities lined up in Patna Sahib where he was born.
The Delhi government had recently sent a file to the LG office, seeking declaration of holiday on the occasion.
“The Lt Governor has approved declaration of holiday tomorrow on the occasion of 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh ji,” an official said.
Since he took charge, it is perhaps the first proposal of Delhi government that Anil Baijal’s office has approved.
Earlier this week, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had gone to Patna to pay obeisance at Takht Harmandir Sahib.
Kejriwal’s Patna visit during ‘Prakash Parv’ assumed significance as his party is eyeing to do well in Punjab Assembly election to be held on February 4. PTI
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