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West Bengal govt and govt-aided offices and institutions closed today to show respect to Pranab Mukherjee

West Bengal govt and govt-aided offices and institutions closed today to show respect to Pranab Mukherjee

Kolkata, Sep 01 (UNI) The West Bengal Government on Monday announced to keep all government and government-aided offices and institutions closed today as a mark of respect to the departed soul of former President Pranab Mukherjee.
The Home Department in its twitter handle posted, "As a mark of respect to the departed soul of former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, a glorious son of Bengal, GOWB is keeping all government and government aided offices and institutions closed tomorrow- 1st September."
"If the funeral takes place on another day, then that day too shall be observed with similar solemn respect. While 1st September remains Police Day, the observance will be on 8th September," it said.
The Central government has also announced a seven-day state mourning following the death of the former president.
In a statement, the Home Ministry said as a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, state mourning will be observed for seven days throughout India from August 31 to September 6, both days inclusive.
" During the period of state mourning, the national flag will fly at half-mast on all buildings throughout India, where it is flown regularly, and there will be no official entertainment," the statement said.
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