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Declare public holiday in Himachal on Jan 22: Ex-CM Thakur

IANS | January 20, 2024 02:31 PM

SHIMLA: Ahead of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony at the the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22, former Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday demanded to declare a public holiday in the state in honour of the grand event.

“Keeping in view the public sentiment, the state government should also consider declaring a holiday on January 22, ” Thakur said in a statement.

“This will be a major decision in view of the faith and devotion of lakhs of families and the blessings of Lord Ram, ” he added.

The call for a state holiday comes a day after the Centre and many BJP-ruled states have announced either a 'half-day' of full-day holiday to mark the ceremony.

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