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Punjab declares holiday on September 10 for Guru Granth Sahib installation Day

All the offices of Punjab government, boards, corporations and educational institutions would remain closed on September 10.

punjab Updated: Sep 09, 2018 09:09 IST
Indo-Asian News Service, Chandigarh
Punjab holidays,Guru Granth Sahib,Golden Temple

For the first time, the Punjab government has declared a holiday on September 10, the day when Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, was installed at the holiest of Sikh shrines ‘Harmandir Sahib’ (popularly known as Golden Temple).

“On the directive of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the Punjab government has declared a gazetted public holiday on the auspicious occasion of ‘First Parkash Purab of Guru Granth Sahib’ (installation of Guru Granth Sahib in Sri Harmandir Sahib in 1604) on September 10 (Monday),” a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said here on Saturday.

All the offices of Punjab government, boards, corporations and educational institutions would remain closed on the occasion.

This holiday was earlier included in the state’s list of restricted holidays.

The Sikhs consider Guru Granth Sahib as an eternal living guru.

First Published: Sep 08, 2018 20:19 IST