The Halwa Ceremony for the Union Budget 2023 will be organized on 26 January. Common people have high hopes from this budget.
New Delhi: A customary halwa ceremony will be held tomorrow in the presence of Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman before the lock-in process of officials involved in budget preparation. The ceremony marks the last phase of the preparation of the Union Budget. The Finance Minister will start the ceremony by stirring the halwa in the pan. He then serves it to his colleagues at the ministry’s headquarters in Delhi.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the last full budget of the second term of the Modi government on February 1, 2023. This budget is special in many ways because 2023 and 2024 are election years. Assembly elections in nine states are to be held this year. At the same time, the Lok Sabha elections are scheduled for the next year. Apart from all this, inflation is at its peak. People are facing financial crisis. In such a situation, people have special expectations from the budget. Common people have high expectations from the government.
Why Halwa Ceremony Is Organized: In Indian tradition, it is considered good to eat sweets first on any auspicious occasion. The employees of the Ministry of Finance are engaged in the work of making the budget for many days. A lot of preparation is done to prepare the budget. The data is scrutinized very closely. Then the work of printing and packing of the budget is done.
Meanwhile, its confidentiality has to be maintained. All this takes a lot of time and hard work. His hard work is appreciated when the budget is made. For this, their mouth is sweetened by feeding them pudding. This tradition has been going on for decades. The Finance Ministry said in a statement that to maintain the secrecy of the budget, the officers preparing the budget documents have to stay away from their families in the office itself. The printing staff also have to remain isolated inside the printing press in the basement of North Block for at least a few weeks.