World Mourns Vajpayee : Not only the Tricolour, UK’s Union Flag also flies half mast as mark of respect
NewDelhi : The mortal remains of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been kept at the BJP headquarters and people from all walks of life are paying their last respect to the departed soul. Not only Indians, leaders from several other countries are sending their obituaries. While the King of Kingdom of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has reached New Delhi to pay his last respect, a special deligation from Pakistan is also reaching to participate in the funeral.
— UK in India🇬🇧🇮🇳 (@UKinIndia) August 17, 2018
As the Government of India has declared seven-day state mourning in memory of former Prime Minister, the National Flag is being flown at half-mast throughout India where it is regularly flown and there will be no official entertainment during the period of State Mourning. Meanwhile, the Union Flag of the United Kingdom is also flying half mast as mark of respect to Atalji.
Today, we have lost a great humanist and a true friend of Sri Lanka. Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a visionary leader and an ardent defender of democracy. My condolences to his family and millions of his admirers around the world. #AtalBihariVajpayee
— Maithripala Sirisena (@MaithripalaS) August 16, 2018
Several leaders and head of states from neighbouring and other countries have also mourned the death of the former prime minister Vajpayee.
“Deeply shocked at sad demise of former PM of India #AtalBihariVajpayee, one of the most famous sons of India. He’ll be remembered for contributing towards good governance & highlighting issues affecting common people of India as well as regional peace& prosperity” said Bangladesh PM Saikh Hasina.
Atalbihari Vajpayee was a tall political personality of the subcontinent.His attempts for the betterment of India-Pak relationship will always be remembered. Mr Vajpayee,as a foreign minister,took responsibility of improving India-Pak ties: Pak PM designate Imran Khan said.
“Today, we have lost a great humanist and a true friend of Sri Lanka. Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a visionary leader and an ardent defender of democracy. My condolences to his family and millions of his admirers around the world” said Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena.