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Ram Temple Consecration: States that Declared a Holiday

  • 24 Jan 2024
  • 2 min read

Why in News?

To commemorate the consecration ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22, several States declared a public holiday, or gave a half day off to Government employees.

Key Points

  • All Central government offices remained shut till 2.30 p.m. Several States also declared January 22 as a ‘dry day’.
  • Central government establishments, Public Sector Banks, insurance companies, financial institutions and Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) across the country remained closed for a half day.
  • Central educational institutes such as Jamia Millia Islamia and its schools along with Delhi University also remained closed for half day till 2.30 p.m.
  • National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) also observed a trading holiday on January 22.

Ayodhya Ram Temple

  • The 3-storey temple, built in the traditional Nagara style.
  • Makrana Marble and Pink sandstone, granite stone, and colored Marble are used in the construction.
  • Iron has not been used anywhere in the construction.
  • The main Garbh Griha holds the idols of Ram Lalla, accompanied by multiple mandaps, including Rang Mandap & Nritya Mandap.

National Stock Exchange

  • The National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) is India's largest financial market.
  • Incorporated in 1992, the NSE has developed into a sophisticated, electronic market, which ranked fourth in the world by equity trading volume.
  • NSE was the first exchange in India to provide modern, fully automated electronic trading.
    • The NSE is the largest private wide-area network in India.
  • The NIFTY 50 is the flagship index on the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE).
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