TN government announces 7 days state mourning, 3 days holiday for schools and colleges

Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced a seven day mourning for the demise of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.  

Published: 06th December 2016 01:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2016 04:09 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI:  The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced a seven day mourning for the demise of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.  

An order dated December 5 issued by the Public Department here said "the Tamil Nadu government announce with profound regret the demise of the Chief Minister at 11.30 p.m., State Mourning will be observed for seven days from December 6 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."

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)

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