In a bid to avert unwarranted confusion regarding the gazetted holiday on the Janam Divas of legendary Sikh martyr Baba Jeevan Singh (Bhai Jaita Ji) on social media platforms, a spokesperson of the Punjab government today clarified that Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has declared a gazetted holiday on Janam Divas of Bhai Jaita ji recently during a state level function on the Martyrdom day of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji at Sri Anandpur Sahib.
However, the spokesperon further categorically said that the state government has neither declared any gazetted nor restricted holiday on the martyrdom day of Bhai Jaita ji, which is being observed this year on December 23.
The spokesperson further said that since the Janam Divas of Baba Jeevan Singh ji was on September 5 this year and now the holiday as per CM Channi’s announcement would be included in the list of gazetted holidays to be observed next year i.e. September 5, 2022.
Notably, the Punjab Government had not declared any sort of holiday on the martyrdom day of Baba Jaita ji earlier also.
Therefore, on December 23, this year too all the government offices, boards, corporations besides educational institutions would remain open as usual in accordance with past practice.