The state government in Delhi announced today that there will not be any holidays linked to the birth or death anniversary of eminent personalities. The rule will be applicable for the entire national capital. It may be recalled that a similar decision was recently taken by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The UP government had scrapped 15 holidays in the state that were linked to the birth/death anniversary of eminent personalities. The decision has been hailed by many people, as giving such holidays does not serve any purpose other than being an unproductive activity. The decision to scrap such holidays in the national capital was announced by Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.
The announcement was made through a Twitter post that read, “दिल्ली सरकार भी महापुरुषों के जन्म अथवा निर्वाण दिवस पर होने वाली छुट्टियां रदद् करेगी। इस बारे में मैंने मुख्य सचिव को निर्देश दिए हैं।” Sisodiya also praised the UP government for scrapping the holidays. He posted another tweet that read, “उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार ने इस मामले में अच्छी पहल की है। हमें अन्य राज्यों से सीखने के लिए हमेशा तैयार रहना चाहिए।”