7-day State mourning

27-1438010880-apjabdulkalamCentral Government has announced a 7-day State mourning in honour of former President APJ Abdul Kalam. An official statement stated, “as a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, seven days ofState mourning will be observed throughout India from July 27 to August 2, both days inclusive.” But all the Central Government offices will remain open and no holiday has been declared. During State mourning the national flag will fly at half-mast on all buildings in India where the flag is flown regularly and all official entertainments stand cancelled. The date, time and venue of the State funeral would be intimated later, the statement added.

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