Uttarakhand News

Public Holiday announced for Harela

In a welcome move, Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has announced that a Public Holiday will be observed in the state on July 16 on the occasion of Harela.

This is the perhaps the first local festival of the state for which a public holiday has been announced.

“Harela connects us with the environment. Protection of environment has been in the culture of Uttarakhand . By declaring public holiday on Harela, people will be able to participate in plantation drive” Rawat said.