Ram Mandir Inauguration : Holiday in Maharashtra on January 22 ? Find out which states have declared holiday 

Ram Mandir Inauguration : Holiday in Maharashtra on January 22 ? Find out which states have declared holiday 

Ram Mandir Inauguration : Holiday in Maharashtra on January 22 ? Find out which states have declared holiday 

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Currently, there is excitement in the country for the Pran Pratistha ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. This ceremony will be held on January 22. The grand function, to be presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attended by many VVIPs, will begin on January 22. A team of priests will perform the rituals of Lord Ram Mandir’s Pran Pratistha on January 22.

Meanwhile, following states have declared a public holiday in the wake of this celebration:

·Uttar Pradesh

As per Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s orders, educational institutions in Uttar Pradesh will remain closed on January 22 in view of the Ram Mandir ‘Pranpratistha’ ceremony. Apart from this, liquor shops will be closed across the state on that day.

·Madhya Pradesh

Chief Minister Mohan Yadav has announced a holiday for schools on January 22 in Madhya Pradesh. People are also asked to celebrate this day like a festival. Mohan Yadav has ordered the closure of all types of shops including liquor shops in the state on January 22.

·Goa

The Goa government has declared a holiday for all government employees and schools on January 22. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said after the cabinet meeting that there will be a public holiday for government employees including schools.

·Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh government has declared a holiday for all government schools and colleges in the state on January 22. Chief Minister Vishnu Dev Sai has announced this.

·Haryana

The Haryana government has also announced closure of schools on January 22 in view of the inauguration of the Ram temple. Also, no alcohol will be allowed anywhere in the state on this day.

·Maharashtra ?

State MLA Satyajit Tambe has demanded that January 22 be declared a holiday in view of the celebrations in Ayodhya. He has written to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde along with Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar. All Government, Semi-Government Offices; Schools, colleges have been requested to announce holidays.

The Maharashtra government has not yet taken a decision in this regard. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has appealed to the citizens of the state to celebrate this day like a festival.