Manohar Parrikar’s mortal remains to be taken to BJP office, last rites at 5 pm today


PANAJI: Late Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who died on Sunday after prolonged illness will be cremated with full state honours on Monday. His mortal remains will be kept at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) head office in Panjim between 9:30 am to 10:30 am before being moved to Kala Academy where the public can pay their last respect from 11 am to 4 pm.

The funeral procession of the former defence minister will take place from Kala Academy in Panjim at 4 pm after which his last rites will be performed at Miramar at 5 pm.

Goa will be observing a seven-day-mourning when the flag will fly at half-mast to grieve the loss of Parrikar who lost his life as the Chief Minister. “As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, seven days’ State Mourning will be observed throughout the state of Goa from March, 18 to March 24, both days inclusive. During the period of State Mourning, the National Flag will fly at Half Mast on all the buildings throughout the state of Goa where it is regularly flown and there will be no official entertainment,” an official statement said.

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