The Punjab Education Department has announced a holiday on October 8 to mark the Urs of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh.
According to ARY News, Punjab Education Minister Murad Rass announced a holiday on October 8 in all government and private schools in Lahore. He said that all educational institutions in Lahore would remain closed on Thursday on the occasion of Urs of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh.
It may be recalled that the celebrations of the 977th birth anniversary of Hazrat Ali bin Usman Al-Hajwiri alias Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh started yesterday.
The three-day Urs celebrations at the Data Darbar will continue from October 6 to October 9. Short events are being held on the occasion of Urs this year due to Karuna.