Punjab Government declared holiday – as a mark of respect to Jyoti Basu


Punjab Government declared holiday – as a mark of respect to Jyoti Basu

The Government of Punjab declared a public holiday on 18th January, 2010 as a mark of respect to Jyoti Basu, who died at Kolkata on 17th January, 2010. The veteran leader of the communist party was suffering from severe illness for the past one month. The nation salutes him for his services he did for the country and the people of West Bengal. He was virtually a single man army as he served as the Chief Minister of the West Bengal State for more than 2 decades and he himself gave away the pot in the interest of people, because of his age problem. He felt that he might not serve the people very well since he become old and steeped down the Chief Minister's post, which led way to Budhadev Battacharriya to become the Chief Minister of country.

All the Government offices, educational institutes, corporation and others were closed on 18th January as a mark of respect to Jyoti Basu. The official spokesman of the Punjab state announced that the Punjab will observe two days state mourning on 17th and 18th January, 2010. Apart from this the National flag was flown at half mast in the entire state and the Government also made sure that all the entertainment activities was canceled on these two days.


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