In view of the inauguration, the J&K government has declared a half day public holiday on Monday.

“In continuation of Government Order No.1582-JK(GAD) of 2023 dated:11.12.2023 and Government Order No.1583-JK(GAD) of 2023 dated: 11.12.2023, it is hereby ordered that half-day public holiday (till 02:30 p.m.) shall be observed on 22nd of January, 2024, in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir,” reads an order, a copy of which lies with News Agency Kashmir Scroll.

The Department of Personnel and Training on Thursday announced that all central government offices will be closed for half a day on January 22 on the Pran Pratishta ceremony of Ram Lalla idol at Ayodhya Ram Temple. “The Ram Lalla Pran Pratishtha at Ayodhya will be celebrated on January 22, 2024 across India.(KS)