Maharashtra Government Announces Holiday for Eid-E-Milad on September 29

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By: Pune Pulse

September 27, 2023

Pune: Anant Chaturdashi and Eid-E-Milad are falling on the same day i.e. Thursday. Hence, the Maharashtra government has decided to declare a public holiday on Friday, September 29 to enable the police administration to properly manage the crowd and processions.

As per information, a delegation of the All India Khilafat Committee met Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and requested him to declare a holiday on September 29 so that there would be an atmosphere of peace in the state and the police will be able to properly plan the crowds and processions. The delegation included MP Rahul Shewale, MLA Abu Azmi, MLA Raees Khan, Naseem Khan, etc.

It is worthy to note that Ganesh immersion processions and Eid-E-Milad processions will be held in various parts of the state. It has been decided to declare September 29 as a holiday keeping in mind the possibility of stress on the police system due to the processions taking place on the same day due to both the festivals.

Eknath Shinde, Maharashtra Chief Minister has also appealed to devotees to observe discipline, peace, harmony, and cleanliness while observing the festivals.

The arrival of Lord Ganesha created an atmosphere of joy for the last ten days. There are festivals like Eid as well as Navratri, Dussehra, and Diwali in the coming period. In his message, the Chief Minister also said that everyone should celebrate these festivals with unity and devotion and make the traditions of the state brighter.

The chief minister expressed his satisfaction that the police took care to maintain law and order in the entire state during Ganeshotsav and the Ganesh mandals followed the rules and conducted this favorite festival with joy.

While celebrating the festival, people cannot ignore the importance of cleanliness. People have taken up a cleanliness campaign and will be making the villages and wards garbage-free on October 1. The Chief Minister has also appealed to the Ganesh Mandals to help the administration in keeping the surroundings clean.

The festive season of Eid-E-Milad will bring harmony. Expressing the wish that mutual respect, love, and affection will increase through this, the Chief Minister has wished Eid-E-Milad.

“Prophet Muhammad gave the world a message of sacrifice and love. His life is a great message. Let’s take inspiration from it and try to increase mutual respect and love” Chief Minister said in his greeting message.

Shreyas Vange