Centre announces 7-day national mourning in honour of former President Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, Aug 31 (UNI) Centre has announced a seven-day national mourning as a mark of respect to former President Pranab Mukherjee, who passed away on Monday evening at Army’s Research & Referral Hospital, New Delhi.

The State Mourning will be observed throughout India from August 31 to September 6 both days inclusive.

During the period of State Mourning, the National Flag will fly half-mast on all buildings throughout India, where it is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment.

The date, time and venue of the State Funeral will be intimated later, a Home Ministry statement said.


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