Jaipur, Jul 31: The Rajasthan government has decided to declare August 9 as a public holiday throughout Rajasthan on the occasion of World Tribal Day.

According to an official statement, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has decided to declare a public holiday on the long-standing demand of the people’s representatives of the tribal society. On World Tribal Day, the tribal people living in different areas of Rajasthan organise religious, social and cultural programs.

So far, the state government has declared a voluntary holiday on the occasion. Many legislators and other public representatives had demanded to declare this day a public holiday in the state.

Source : PTI