Punjab Minister for School Education, Dr. Murad Raas announced on Monday that all public and private schools in Lahore will be closed on Tuesday, 28 September on account of the annual Urs (death anniversary) of Hazrat Data Gunj Baksh (R.A).
“All public and private schools of Lahore to remain closed tomorrow 28th September 2021 for the Annual Urs Mubarak of Hazrat Data Gunj Baksh. This is only for Lahore,” the minister said on Twitter.
All Public and Private Schools of Lahore to remain closed tomorrow 28th September, 2021 for the Annual Urs Mubarak of Hazrat Data Gunj Baksh. This is only for Lahore. pic.twitter.com/vWpmdKugAn
— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) September 27, 2021
He also shared a notification issued in this regard, which says that the decision is applicable for schools in Lahore, including District and Tehsil education offices. The educational institutions in the rest of the districts will remain open as usual, barring the Rawalpindi district where schools are closed due to the processions of Chehlum.
Provincial Minister for Auqaf and Religious Affairs, Saeedul Hasan Shah inaugurated the three-day celebrations of the 978th annual Urs of Hazrat Ali bin Usman Hajveri popularly known as Data Ganj Bakhsh on Sunday.
Every year, thousands of devotees from all parts of the country come to celebrate the Urs of Data Ganj Bakhsh in Lahore. They light candles and pay homage to one of the great Sufi scholars of South Asia.