Goddess Saraswati, considered the Hindu deity of music, culture and learning, was worshiped across West Bengal with traditional gaiety and religious fervour on Wednesday. It is a day of mirth of children, for whom Saraswati puja is a ano study” day. In a Saraswati puja gift to teachers, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a policy decision of “posting all teachers in their respective home districts”. The state government has also announced a three-day holiday from Wednesday to Friday on account of Saraswati Puja. With Saturday and Sunday being weekend holidays, the state government employees are set to get a five-day break.