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GANGTOK | January 3, 2019:
State Government has declared gazetted holiday on 'Teej',one of the festivals celebrated in Sikkim.
'Hindu women observe Hartalika Teej in the month of 'Sawan',to commemorate the day when Goddess Parbati had observed fast to get married to Lord Shiv,' said Manita Manger former MLA ,presently Vice President,ruling Sikkim Democratic Front party.
She said that it is one of the steps taken to preserve and safeguard culture of different communities in Sikkim.
The festival based on Hindu month Sawan of Lunar calendar corresponds mostly to July.
Women in Sikkim have welcomed this women oriented step.