Finance Minister Arun Jaitley participated in Halwa ceremony on Thursday to initiate the beginning of printing of documents related to Union Budget 2017-18.
The â€˜halwa ceremonyâ€™ is the ritual which has been followed in Finance Ministry for a long time. Halwa is prepared in a big â€˜Kadhaiâ€™ and after preparation it is being served to the entire employees in the ministry.
The halwa is that is being prepared marks the beginning of printing process of Union Budget. It holds significance as the Finance Ministryâ€™s employees who are involved in budget printing process will remain cut-off from their families till the time Budget is presented.
Delhi: FM Arun Jaitley at 'Halwa ceremony' marking the beginning of Budget printing process. pic.twitter.com/2l70HIJVt6â€” ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2017
After Halwa Ceremony,more than 100 officials of Fin Ministry will stay in Budget Printing Press till FM @arunjaitley Budget Speech is over.â€” Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) January 19, 2017
FM @arunjaitley to participate in Halwa Ceremony today marking the beginning of printing of documents which are part of Union Budget 2017-18â€” Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) January 19, 2017
Printing of Budget Documents relating to Union Budget 2017-18 to start today with Halwa Ceremony.â€” Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) January 19, 2017