Punjab: May 1 (Saturday) is a holiday to mark Guru Tegh Bahadur’s 400th birth anniversary

Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth of ten Gurus who founded the Sikh religion and he was head of the followers of Sikhism from 1665 until his beheading in 1675. He was born in Amritsar, Punjab, India in 1621 and was the youngest son of Guru Hargobind Sahib, the sixth Sikh guru.


Chandigarh, April 29: The Punjab Government has announced a holiday on May 1, 2021, on the mark of the 400th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. 

Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson said that on the occasion of the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur, a gazetted holiday was announced on Saturday, May 1, 2021, in all government offices, boards, corporations, and educational institutions across the state. A notification in this regard has been issued. 

According to the spokesperson, this holiday would also fall under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

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