All Central Government Offices To Remain Closed For Half A Day
All Central Govt. offices will get a half-day holiday on January 22 for the Ram Temple consecration ceremony in Ayodhya. All central government offices will be closed for half a day on January 22, Union Minister Jitendra Singh informed on Thursday as per sources. The minister told media agencies that the decision on the half-day closure of the office was taken because of the overwhelming sentiments associated with the Pran Pratishtha Diwas being held on that day.
“The Ram Lalla Pran Pratishtha at Ayodhya will be celebrated on 22nd January 2024 across India. To enable employees to participate in the celebrations, it has been decided that all central government offices, central institutions, and central industrial establishments throughout India will be closed for half day till 1430 hours on 22nd January 2024,” the order issued to all central government ministries and departments read.
On January 22, at 12.30 pm, the pran-pratishtha ceremony of the Ram Temple will take place in the presence of several dignitaries from all walks of life. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present at the event. The ceremonies for the grand occasion have already begun at the Ayodhya temple complex since January 16. Specific rituals are being performed every day ahead of the consecration ceremony.
Bar Council Of India Requests For A Holiday
The Bar Council of India has written to the Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and requested him to grant a holiday on January 22. “As you are aware, the inauguration of the Shri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is scheduled for January 22, 2024. This event holds immense religious, historical, and cultural significance for millions of people across the country, marking the realization of a long-awaited dream and the culmination of legal proceedings that have been pivotal in defining the nation’s structure,” Bar Council of India chairman Manan Kumar Mishra wrote in his letter. The letter was handed over to the Chief Justice yesterday.