New Delhi: Delhi government announces holiday on August 17 as a mark of respect for former prime minister AtalBihariVajpayee.
All Delhi govt offices, schools and other institutions shall remain closed tomorrow, as mark of respect for our dear departed Sh Atal ji. https://t.co/ATsvEOIDxq
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) August 16, 2018
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia has announced a statewide holiday. In his tweet, he confirmed that schools and Colleges, as well as Government Offices in Delhi, would remain closed tomorrow as a mark of respect. Central Government has also declared a State Mourning for 7 days from August 16 to August 22. During the period of mourning, the National Flag would fly at half mast.
State Holiday has been announced in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh as a mark of respect for Atal Bihar Vajpayee.