Establishment Day in Gandaki Pradesh in 2023

Establishment Day in Gandaki Pradesh in 2023
Aerial view of the Annapurna massif, Nepal. Image by Sergey Ashmarin
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2023 Thu, Feb 16Regional Holiday

A public holiday has been declared to mark the establishment of Gadanki Province Government.

On the occasion of the Establishment Day of the Gandaki Province Government, a public holiday will be observed throughout the Province on Thursday Phalgun 4. It is important to note that this day was already included in the public holiday schedule given by the Province in 2079.

During the cabinet meeting on Chaitra 23, 2078, the decision regarding this year's holidays was made, and the announcement was published in the gazette. The Province Government has the authority to grant up to six days of leave in a year, in addition to the holidays given by the Union Government.

Gandaki Province is one of the seven federal provinces established by the current constitution of Nepal which was promulgated on 20 September 2015. Pokhara is the province's capital city. It borders the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north, Bagmati Province to the east, Karnali Province to the west, and Lumbini Province and Bihar of India to the south.

The total area of the province is 21,504 km2 - about 14.57% of the country's total area. According to the latest census, the population of the province was 2,479,745. The newly elected Provincial Assembly adopted Gandaki Province as the permanent name by replacing its initial name Province no. 4 in July 2018.

The Governor acts as the head of the province while the Chief Minister is the head of the provincial government. The Chief Judge of the Pokhara High Court is the head of the judiciary.

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