The proposal for the holiday was sent by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and received approval from Delhi Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saksena.
It's worth noting that several state governments had already declared holidays in their respective regions on this day.
On the occasion of the Ram Temple Pran Pratishtha, a half-day holiday will be observed on January 22 in all Delhi government offices, ULBs, autonomous bodies, etc.
These states have also declared a holiday. Before this, several state governments have announced a full-day holiday in their respective states on January 22.
Maharashtra, along with the union territories of Chandigarh and Puducherry, has declared a government holiday for the entire day on January 22, while in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tripura, and Haryana, offices and institutions will remain closed for half a day on Monday.
The Vedic rituals ahead of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of the Ram Temple, scheduled for January 22, are being performed. On Wednesday (January 17), the Kalash Pujan ceremony was organized. The idol of Ram Lalla was brought into the sanctum sanctorum of the Ram Temple on Thursday. Before bringing the idol inside, a special puja was conducted in the sanctum sanctorum.
These rituals will continue until January 21. It's worth mentioning that the Pran Pratishtha program for Ram Lalla is set to commence at 12:20 PM on January 22 and is expected to conclude around 1:00 PM.
The ceremony will witness the presence of thousands, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.