Budget 2021: What Is Halwa Ceremony And What Does It Signify
Budget 2021 - Halwa Ceremony 2021: The traditional ‘halwa ceremony' marking the final stage of Budget 2021 process, was held on Saturday, January 23, at the Union Finance Ministry headquarters at North Block in New Delhi.
The halwa ceremony marks the beginning of the process of printing Union Budget documents. The event assumes significance as once the sweet dish is served, a large number of officials and support staff directly associated with the Budget-making and printing process are required to stay in the North Block till the presentation of the Budget in the Lok Sabha.
Once halwa is served, the officials move to the basement of North Block and remain cut off from their families for around 10 days. This is done to prevent any leaks before the annual Budget is presented.