The government of Rajasthan has proclaimed April 11 as a public holiday in honour of social reformer Jyotiba Phule’s birthdate. This results in the state having 20 alternative holidays in addition to the 30 public holidays. Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jayanti has up to now been an optional holiday in the state. A proposal in this direction has reportedly been approved by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, according to an official announcement. According to the statement, the choice was made with the feelings of the average person and the requests of the people’s representatives in mind.
April 11, the anniversary of social reformer Jyotiba Phule’s birth, has been designated a public holiday in Rajasthan by the state government. This gives the state 30 required public holidays and 20 discretionary holidays. Up to this point, the state had an optional holiday on Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Day. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot reportedly gave his approval to a proposal in this regard, according to an official statement. According to the statement, the choice was made with consideration for the desires of people’s representatives as well as the sentiments of the average person.
Rashtriya Phule Brigade Team Rajasthan, Mamta Bhupesh, the Minister for Women and Child Development, as well as a number of social groups and people’s leaders, had all called for Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jayanti to be recognised as a public holiday. The abolition of untouchability and the empowerment of society were both crucial contributions made by Jyotiba Phule. Additionally, he spearheaded coordinated campaigns to protect labourers’ and farmers’ rights. Before, Lord Shri Devnarayan Jayanti was a voluntary holiday that the state government turned to a public one.