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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Do you know ?
I was making a presentation of holidays for my office  and while doing that I noticed Govt of India's National and Public Holidays list 2011,i.e compulsory national government declared holidays  are only 14 and surprisingly the maximum number of holidays are for ISLAM [4] followed by INDIAN GOVERNMENT [3] followed by Christians and HINDUS [2] each ,followed by JAINS,BUDDHISTS AND SIKHS [1] EACH 
Date of HolidayName of HolidayDay
26- 1-2011Republic DayWednesday
16-4-2011Mahavir JayantiSaturday
22-4-2011Good FridayFriday
17-5-2011Buddha PurnimaTuesday
15-8-2011Independence dayMonday
31-8-2011Ramzan id(Idu'l Fitr)Wednesday
2-10-2011Gandhi JayanthiSunday
6-10-2011Dussera(Vijay Dashmi)Thursday
26-10-2011Diwali(Deepavali) Lakshmi PoojaWednesday
7-11-2011Bakri id(Idu'l Zuha)Monday
10-11-2011Gurunanak jayantiThursday

Above 14 holidays for the year 2011 is compulsory for all states, announced by Government of India as National Holidays. Addition to the above list as mentioned above, three days shall be decided from the below table by the Central Government Employees Welfare Co-ordination Committee in the State Capitals with consulting of state coordination committees.

Additional holidays for states to local celebrations
Date of HolidayName of HolidayDay
14- 1-2011Makara SankrantiFriday
15- 1-2011PongalSaturday
8- 2-2011Panchami/Basanta PanchamiTuesday
12-4-2011SriRama NavamiTuesday
3- 7-2011Rath YathraSunday
1-9-2011Ganesh/Vinayak chaturthiThursday
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Blogger Harisankar said...
great we have so many holidays.
June 15, 2011 11:24 PM
Blogger BHASKARAN19 said...
Who knows that THE HINDU may ask the Govt of India to declare M.F.Hussain's birthday/deathday to be declared as national holiday and hence it may become 6 days for ISLAM from now on wards regards bhaskaran
June 16, 2011 6:50 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Dear Sir Sri Vaithinathan Hariharan On Holidays I want to state that during the period of myself in service( now retired)I was happy to sit at home and enjoy the holiday as I found it a break from exhaustive work schedule. Most of the employees do so. No attention is paid whether the holiday is due to this religion or that religion. I do not understand why people are not abvle digest the employees' holidays and I find that it is not charitable to attach religion and some other hidden apathy even to declaraton of holidays. How can one expect that the mere declaration that INDIA is a Hindu state will solve all the problems. I am remembered of the following story: An elderly man by accident enters a small island and he installs a sign of his choice and starts worshiping. People of the island asks him what was he doing.Hesimply said "I am Praying". He was asked "why" and for "what" He then informs that he prays to save the people of the island from treachery, infidelity, immmoral activities, thieving, telling lies, cheating, murder and many more evils. The people asked him the meaning of what he tabulated. He went on to give all the details about the evils he has tabulated. From that day the whole island started to practise the tabulate items. Here who is the cause. Through compromises evil has been spread and the very fundamental dictum of tolerance, simplicity, not to be peevish, not to accumulate arrogance, desist from proclaimig Hindus and Hidu Gods are to be saved and still continue to think that we are the best. Let us be more generous and accommodative. With warm regards ravi
June 17, 2011 10:15 PM