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Holiday on Chhat Puja

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 23, 2012
First Published: 23:45 IST(23/10/2012) | Last Updated: 23:46 IST(23/10/2012)

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation has declared Chhat Puja, which falls on November 20, a holiday.


The civic body announced that it will hold a six-day fair to celebrate the festival. The corporation has sent a request for approval to Delhi lieutenant governor Tejendra Khanna.

“Around 60% of East Delhi consists of Poorvanchalis, for whom Chhat is the biggest festival,” said Mahek Singh, chairman standing committee.

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