Delhi Holiday Today: All schools and government offices will remain closed today instead of Ravidas Jayanti | Photo credit: iStock Images
- The Delhi government has declared a public holiday in all schools and government offices today, 16th February, due to Guru Ravidas Jayanti.
- A notice has been issued by the Delhi government announcing the closure of all government offices and schools in the area
The Delhi government has declared a public holiday in all schools and government offices today, 16th February, due to Guru Ravidas Jayanti. The holiday notices were posted last night, February 15, 2022.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to announce a government furlough because of Ravidas Jayanti.
“On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sant Shri Guru Ravidas Ji Maharaj, Delhi Government has declared a public holiday on Wednesday 16th February. I bow down at the feet of Maharaj ji,” he tweeted
A notice has been issued by the Delhi government announcing the closure of all government offices due to the holiday.
“The Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital Territory Government of Delhi is pleased to declare Wednesday, February 16, 2022 a public holiday in all government offices under the NCT Government of Delhi, on account of Guru Ravidas Jayanti,” the notification read. .
The Delhi Directorate of Education has also issued a notice to inform all government affiliated schools regarding today’s holidays.
“All Government Recognized, Government Aided and Unaided schools from DoE, GNCT Delhi, Municipalities, NDMC and Deli Cantonment Board will observe a public holiday tomorrow, 16th February 2022,” reads the statement. notice issued by the DoE, Delhi.
Sant Ravidas was a medieval poet, reformer and is considered one of the members of the Bhakti movement. He focused on spreading the message against caste-based social division through his verses and teachings.
Schools in Delhi reopened for all grades on Feb 14, 2022. Kindergarten to grade 8 reopened on Feb 14, 2022 while grades 9 to 12, colleges and universities reopened on Feb 7, 2022 after the meeting COVID review was conducted by the DDMA.