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  1. Tamil Nadu govt announces 7-day State Mourning; 3 days’ holiday for schools, colleges

Tamil Nadu govt announces 7-day State Mourning; 3 days’ holiday for schools, colleges

The Tamil Nadu government tonight announced a seven-day State Mourning from tomorrow in view of the demise of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

By: | Chennai | Published: December 6, 2016 3:32 AM

 

During the period, the national flag on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period, Chief Secretary P Rama Mohana Rao said in a notification. (PTI) During the period, the national flag on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period, Chief Secretary P Rama Mohana Rao said in a notification. (PTI)

The Tamil Nadu government tonight announced a seven-day State Mourning from tomorrow in view of the demise of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

During the period, the national flag on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period, Chief Secretary P Rama Mohana Rao said in a notification.

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“The government of Tamil Nadu announce with profound regret, the demise of Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at 11.30 PM on Monday, Dec 5, 2016. State Mourning will be observed for seven days from 6.12.16, during which period the national flag on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period,” it said.

The government also declared a three-day holiday for all educational institutions in the state.

The neighbouring union territory of Puducherry announced a holiday for all government offices and educational institutions tomorrow as a mark of respect to Jayalalithaa.

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    A.l.abhyNkar
    Dec 6, 2016 at 12:59 pm
    Why three days leaves are given to schools? One day is enough for paying respect to departed cm as she cannot be brought live now..
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