“Don’t Declare Holiday On My Death, Instead Work An Extra Day, If You Love Me.”- DR. APJ Abdul Kalam
Govt announces seven day state mourning to remember A P J Abdul Kalam, no holiday declared
The government has declared a seven-day mourning following the death of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam but no holiday was declared on Tuesday for schools or government offices in view of the protocol that stipulates only 3-day mourning and no holiday, barring Karnataka which was home to him for over 40 years.
On the Other hand President Pranab Mukherjee in his official statement over the demise of the former President has said, “ I am deeply saddened by the demise of former President APJ Abdul Kalam. He is and will be known as the People’s President.”
Veteran BJP Leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani said, “I can’t think of a person who combines the quality of simplicity and selfless service to the country the way Dr Kalam did.”