Raipur, November 28, 2008: A week-long state mourning was declared by the Chhattisgarh government in respect of former Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh, who died yesterday in New Delhi after protracted illness.
A state General Administration Department order said the week long state mourning was in force from October 27 to December 3 in respect of the former Prime Minister.
However, the GAD order was made public a day after it was issued yesterday.
During this period of mourning the national flag would be half mast and also during that period no entertainment programme would be organized by the state government, it said.
Chhattisgarh government today directed all the gram panchayats to hold village meetings or Gram Sabhas on January 23 to discuss various developmental issues.
Bhupesh Baghel today directed the officials to speed up issuance of caste certificates and Forest Right records and suspended one local official for the delay.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and wife Mukteshwari Devi became emotional today when for the first time they took into their arms their grandson.
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