Govt announces seven-day State Mourning in memory of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee


NewDelhi: The Government of India has declared seven-day state mourning in memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

“As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, it has been decided that seven days of State Mourning will be observed throughout India from 16.08.2018 to 22.08.2018, both days inclusive. During this period the National Flag will be flown at half-mast throughout India where it is regularly flown and there will be no official entertainment during the period of State Mourning. It has also been decided that the State Funeral will be accorded to late Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Smriti Sthal, New Delhi” a government release said.

All Central Government offices and CPSUs across the country, and Delhi Government offices in NCT of Delhi will observe half day holiday in the afternoon of day of funeral.  National Flag shall also fly half-mast till 22nd August in all Indian Missions/High Commissions of India abroad.

Apart from the central government like Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Delhi have announced holiday tomorrow.


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