Himalayan News Service
Rajbiraj, June 17: Though the Province 2 government had declared public holiday today on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, a major festival of the Muslim community, few schools, banks and court in Saptari remained open..
Despite the government's decision to give public holiday, over a dozen of schools, including the Rajbiraj-based Happy Land English Boarding School, Janaki Boarding School, Shanti Niketan School, Manokamana Boarding School and Global English Boarding School remained open and continued regular classes today..
Similarly, Sunrise Bank, Prabhu Bank, Global IME Bank, Nepal Bank Limited, Rastriya Banijya Bank and Machhapuchhre Bank were also open today. The district court of Saptari and Rajbiraj-Janakpur High Court too remained open..
A bank official said they decided to do business as there was no circular from the central office to pull down their shutters..
Minister of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives Shailendra Prasad Sah of the province, on his part, said the government's decision should be followed by all. .