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Indian BJP Promises Chhath Public Holiday

Source: The Times of India (Delhi)
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Most recent follow-up news item: November 5, 2021

The former President and leader in charge of Delhi for Assembly elections of India's BJP Party, Nitin Gadkari, has promised to declare "Chhath", a key festival of the Poorvanchali community, a new annual non-working public holiday, if it wins the coming Assembly elections in Delhi.

Earlier this summer (2013-06-15), India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, released its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2014.

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