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No Gandhi Jayanti Holiday In Rajasthan Universities This Year

The new calendar issued by the office of Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh does not have Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 as a holiday this year.

In the new calendar, there are holidays only for Moharram and Diwali in October.

Governor Kalyan Singh is also the chancellor of all state universities.

Holiday calendar was issued according to the gazetted holiday calendar issued by the state government.

Higher education minister Kiran Maheshwari said since all schools, colleges and universities of the state observe celebrations on October 2, it was decided to not declare Gandhi Jayanti as a holiday.

In 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cancelled October 2 as holiday and asked all government employees to be present in office on the day which is generally a national holiday in India.

Interestingly, the state has declared holidays on the birth anniversaries of Ramdev , Guru Nanak Dev, B.R. Ambedkar, Mahavira Jayanti and Maharana Pratap Jayanti.

The holiday list has been circulated to all the 12 state-run universities two months ago, while some have already adopted it, the rest will follow the same after their respective governing bodies next meeting.


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