Chhattisgarh is the second state after Bihar to declare public holiday on the occasion of Chhath festival: CM Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh is the second state after Bihar to declare public holiday on the occasion of Chhath festival: CM Bhupesh Baghel

Raipur: “Chhattisgarh is the second state after Bihar to declare public holiday on the occasion of Chhath festival. The state government has taken this decision respecting the sentiments and beliefs of people”, said chief minister Bhupesh Baghel addressing a Chhath Puja programme organized in Bhilai Sector-2 today.

Baghel announced to give Rs 1 crore for the beautification and development of Chhath Talab here. He said that the Chhath festival is a festival of gaiety. People of the Bhojpuri community around the world gather on the banks of the lake to express their faith in the Sun God, a source of renewable energy.

“Chhath festival is a symbol of energy. We celebrate the festival with the desire to be energetic. I feel joyous to be among you all on this auspicious occasion”, he added.

MLA Devendra Yadav said that the chief minister has given a public holiday on the occasion of Chhath Puja and we are all very happy with it. Our joy of celebrating the festival has increased a lot. This step of the government is definitely very good for the encouragement of the society.