State-run varsities in Rajasthan scrap holiday on Gandhi Jayanti
Jaipur Aug 12 (IANS) After years of observing Gandhi Jayanti as a national holiday the Rajasthan Higher Education Department has decided against a holiday on October 2 in state-run colleges and universities this year.
"We want students to celebrate the occasion. So we have decided not to declare holiday on Gandhi Jayanti " a senior official of the department told IANS on Saturday.
He said that list of holidays were sent to all institutions including universities a couple of months back.
In October institutions will observe holidays on Muharram and Diwali.