Lucknow: The day since Yogi Adityanath has taken over as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, the state government has taken a number of decisions for the benefit of the state as a whole.
In yet another big decision, the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday cancelled 15 public holidays in marking the birth or death anniversary of eminent personalities.
Here is the list of holidays scrapped by Yogi.
Jan Nayak Karpori Thakur birth anniversary (Jan 24)
Maharshi Kashyap and Maharaj Guha birth anniversary (Apr 5)
Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Ajmeri Gareeb Nawaz Urs on (Apr 14)
Chandrashekhar birth anniversary (Apr 17)
Parashu Ram Jayanti (Apr 28)
Maharana Pratap Jayanti (May 9)
Jamat Ul Vida on June 23 (last Friday of Ramzan)
Chhat Puja (Oct 26)
Eid Milad Un Nabi (Dec 2)
Chaudhary Charan Singh Jayanti (Dec 23)
In Uttar Pradesh, there are 42 public holidays of which at least 17 are related to the birth anniversaries of eminent personalities. The revised list of holidays will soon be made available for the public.
An official released later clarified that government employees were free to avail restricted holidays on these days.