Jayalalithaa Amma is No More: In view of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister sudden demise of Jayalalitha, the Tamil Nadu State Government has announced today a seven days State Mourning from tomorrow. The seven days mourning period will see the national flag flown at half-mast at on all government buildings.
During the mourning period, there will not be any official entertainment to be held said the Chief Secretary P Rama Mohana Rao, 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, Dec 5, 2016
TN govt announces 7-day state mourning & Schools, colleges to remain closed for 3 days
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,” the statement said. There will be a holiday for three days to all educational institutions including colleges and schools in the state of Tamil Nadu declared the government. Even Puducherry, the neighbouring union territory announced the holiday for all government offices and educational institutions for tomorrow as a mark of respect to Jayalalithaa.
In view of the sudden demise of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalitha, the TN Government decared 7 days mourning and 3 days schools & college holidays. All state honours are given for the CMs funeral. The streets wore an empty look as people mourned the death of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.
Sudden Demise of Tamil Nadu CM:
Crowds who gathered in front of Apollo Hospitals, Chennai where Jayalalitha was admitted for sudden cardiac arrest, turned emotional with people offering special prayers. As there are fears of vandalism special police personnel were deployed in all roads that led to Poes Residence, where the TN CM lived. Peaceful processions and quiet gatherings may turn violent so there are special arrangements for people to pay last respects and for the last rites. Even the US Consulate has advised its citizens to be aware and more vigilant and tune into local stations for latest updates.