Jaya Puts Off Party Events, Marks Respect to Kalam's Demise

In a statement here, Jayalalithaa said she was drowned in deep sorrow over the untimely passing away of a great soul.

Published: 29th July 2015 04:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2015 05:20 AM   |  A+A-

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Chennai Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during the 68th Independence Day celebration in Chennai on Friday.

CHENNAI: Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday postponed all party programmes for a week as a mark of respect following the demise of former President APJ Abdul Kalam. In a statement here, Jayalalithaa said she was drowned in deep sorrow over the untimely passing away of a great soul.

Describing Abdul Kalam as a celebrated son of Mother Tamil, Jayalalithaa said the late President was known for his simple life and the virtues practised by him. He had earned a place in history by sheer hard work and sacrifice. “As a homage to the departed soul, all programmes of the AIADMK scheduled for one week stand postponed”, she added. The State government has already announced a seven-day mourning till August 2.

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