Punjab Declares April 17th as Public Holiday for Ram Navami Festival

ByTV10 Punjab

Apr 15, 2024
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In a bid to honor the sacred festival of Ram Navami, the Punjab government has announced April 17th as a public holiday across the state. This decision, outlined in the 2024 calendar released by the government, will see schools, colleges, and various educational institutions closed for the day, allowing citizens to observe the auspicious occasion with reverence and joy.

Ram Navami, celebrated with fervor and devotion by millions across the country, marks the birth anniversary of Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It holds immense significance in Hindu culture, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil and the power of righteousness.

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With the declaration of April 17th as a public holiday, residents of Punjab will have the opportunity to engage in religious rituals, attend prayers at temples, and participate in community festivities commemorating the life and teachings of Lord Rama.

This move by the Punjab government underscores its commitment to respecting the diverse religious and cultural traditions of its populace, fostering unity and inclusivity among all communities.

As the state prepares to observe this significant day, citizens are encouraged to celebrate responsibly, embracing the spirit of peace, harmony, and brotherhood that Ram Navami embodies.