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No Gandhi Jayanti holiday in Raj varsities

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

State-run universities and constituent colleges in will not observe a holiday for Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 this year.

"We have decided not to observe the holiday on Gandhi Jayanti in the state-run universities and colleges so that it can be celebrated in the institutions on that day," Higher Education minister Kiran Maheshwari told PTI.

She said the changes in the new holiday calendar for the academic year 2017-18 has been issued in which the amendment has been made.

The calendar was forwarded to the Raj Bhawan from there it was sent to 12 state universities some time back, she added.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 22:32 IST