Those media reports have been denied by the Finance Ministry, in which it was said that halwa ceremonies will not be organized this year. The Finance Ministry has said that this ceremony will be organized 10 days before the budget is presented in Parliament.
Like every year in the corridors of Parliament, this year there is an atmosphere of excitement about the general budget of the country. This year due to Corona virus, the country’s budget is going to have a profound impact on the tradition that has been going on for years. It is being told that this will be the first time since independence that the budget will not be printed.
Earlier, news was being received that halwa ceremonies could also be canceled before the budget was presented. But denying this news from the Finance Ministry, it has been said that ‘Halwa Seremani’, a tradition that has been going on for years, will be organized.
‘Halwa Ceremony’ will be celebrated
According to the news of the news agency ANI, ‘The media report has been denied by the Finance Ministry, which said that Halwa ceremonies will not be organized this year.’ ANI has quoted sources as saying that this ceremony will be held 10 days before the budget is presented in Parliament.
Budget will be given in PDF format
Due to the Corona crisis, the Finance Ministry has said that 100 people cannot be put together in the printing press. Therefore, this time the budget papers will not be published. Instead a common link will be created so that all MPs and people can view the budget in PDF format.
Budget will be presented in February
The first phase of the budget session will begin on January 29 and will end on February 15. The budget session will begin on January 29 with the President’s address. The budget will be presented on 1 February. Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi has told that the second phase of the budget session will be from 8 March to 8 April. He said that Covid-19 protocol will be given due attention during the session.
Why pudding ceremonies are celebrated?
The reason behind the Halwa Ceremony has been that before eating every auspicious work, something sweet should be eaten, as well as Halwa is considered very auspicious in the Indian tradition. That is why this ceremony is organized before printing of documents for a big event like budget. Under this tradition, the current Finance Minister himself distributes the pudding to the employees associated with the budget, the employees associated with the printing of the budget and the finance officials.