Observing holidays will help in reminding us of great men.Today the State/Central Government offices and many private establishments are closed on account of Gandhi Jayanthi. Today morning when I went to buy the newspaper, a man was telling the shop owner that the declaration of such holidays is just a waste of time. In reply to him, another man told that the holidays are declared to just at least remember the personalities.
According to me, it is correct because in the olden days there was a habit of chanting mantras and slokas very vigorously. Later the same was reduced to chanting the slokas whenever you have time. It is expected from everybody to remember God or offer pooja in gratitude for this human form. Similarly, we should remember the greats like Mahatma Gandhi at least on the days dedicated to them. Nowadays no school books have the pictures of Gandhi, Nehru, Patel or other prominent freedom fighters through whom only we got this freedom for our Country. Now if we stop the holidays for such occasions we may forget them totally and our younger and forthcoming generations might not even be aware of such personalities.