Holiday on Chhat Puja

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Oct 23, 2012 23:46 IST

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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