Srinagar (VMS): The government Tuesday announced state holiday on January 31 (Wednesday) to mourn the demise of Chairman Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Leh Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo.

The government further stated that state mourning shall be observed for 3 days from 30.01.2018 (Tuesday) to 01.02.2018 (Thursday), an official spokesman said Valley Media Service in a statement.

The order reads that the national and state flags shall fly at half-mast during the state mourning on all buildings and places.

Also, there shall be no official entertainment / function during the state mourning, the order reads.(VMS)