Source:Government of Punjab (Chandigarh)
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: December 17, 2020
Following the death, earlier today, of senior Congress leader and former state agriculture minister, Mohinder Singh Gill, the Chief Minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh, declared the remainder of today, Tuesday, November 7, 2020, as a one-off public holiday in India's state of Punjab ("As a mark of respect to the departed leader, the Punjab government declared holiday in its offices, boards, corporations and educational institutions for the remaining part of the day on Tuesday").
The aforementioned declaration of the remainder of Tuesday, November 7, 2020, as a public holiday in Punjab, thus further amends (2020-10-07, 2020-04-12 and 2020-04-07) the previously-released annual list of "the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the upcoming calendar year 2020", as contained in the notification issued by the Government of Punjab, covering Government Holidays and Restricted Holidays in India's state of Punjab for the calendar year 2020, late last year (2019-12-23).
That initial list of 2020 public holidays in the Indian state of Punjab had been amended twice, last April, once when the the restricted holiday on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, on the occasion of birthday of Sri Guru Nabha Das, was made into an additional gazetted public holiday (2020-04-07), and soon after, when the gazetted public holiday for Baisakhi, on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, was moved to the eve of the Baisakhi, on Tuesday, April 13, 2020 (2020-04-12).
Most recently, the Government of Punjab declared a one-off public holiday for the 350th birth anniversary of Baba Banda Singh Bhadhur, on Friday, October 16, 2020.
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