The Tamil Nadu government on Monday night announced a seven-day State Mourning from Tuesaday 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.
“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, 5 December, 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.
(With inputs from PTI)