A woman following karwa chauth rituals. (File photo)
A woman following karwa chauth rituals. (File photo)

UP govt allows women teachers to avail leave on Karwa Chauth today

ANI | Updated: Oct 17, 2019 11:25 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct 17 (ANI): On the occasion of Karwa Chauth, Uttar Pradesh government has announced that all married women teachers engaged in higher, secondary and basic education department may avail leave on Thursday.
"The state government has announced that all married women teachers engaged in higher, secondary and basic education department may avail leave on Karwa Chauth today, the statement from Chief Minister's office read.
This is for the first time such special provision has been made for married women, Dr Vandana Sharma, education director Higher education, told ANI over the phone.
Karwa Chauth is a Hindu festival for married women in North India, in which they fast from sunrise to moonrise for one day for the safety and long lives of their husbands. (ANI)

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