Delhi to cancel holidays on birth, death anniversaries of eminent people
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia tweeted on Friday that the Delhi government will cancel public holidays marking birth and death anniversaries of eminent personalities like the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradeshdelhi Updated: Apr 28, 2017 20:02 IST
Days after the Uttar Pradesh government cancelled holidays celebrating the birthdays and death anniversaries of eminent personalities, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia announced on Friday that Delhi too will follow suit.
In a tweet, Sisodia lauded the step taken by the Yogi Adityanath government. “The UP government has made a good start and we should always be ready to learn from such examples,” Sisodia tweeted.
दिल्ली सरकार भी महापुरुषों के जन्म अथवा निर्वाण दिवस पर होने वाली छुट्टियां रदद् करेगी। इस बारे में मैंने मुख्य सचिव को निर्देश दिए हैं।1/3— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) April 28, 2017
He said he has directed the chief secretary to take necessary steps.
Sisodia also tweeted that Delhi government is encouraged by the fact that its initiative of Mohalla Clinic and end of Red Beacon is getting support at the national level
उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार ने इस मामले में अच्छी पहल की है। हमें अन्य राज्यों से सीखने के लिए हमेशा तैयार रहना चाहिए। 2/3— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) April 28, 2017
The Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled 15 public holidays marking the birth or death anniversary of eminent personalities. Among the cancelled holidays are Milad un-Nabi, Chhat and Valmiki Jayanti.
Uttar Pradesh has 42 public holidays of which at least 17 are related to the birth anniversaries of eminent personalities. Most of the holidays had been declared by the previous Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) governments
However, the Delhi government is yet to come out with the list of holidays which will be cancelled.
First Published: Apr 28, 2017 18:08 IST