Manohar Parrikar's final journey: Funeral procession at 4 PM on Monday
Panaji : Four-time Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away at his son's home in Goa after losing battle against pancreatic cancer.
Following the sudden demise, the Central government has announced a full-day national mourning, declaring that the National Flag will fly at half-mast across the country. All schools and colleges will also remain shut on Monday.
Hours after the news of death came, the state government office tweeted the program plan for his final journey today.
Program plan of Shri Manohar Parrikar's final journey. pic.twitter.com/F48awpxoMW— CMO Goa (@goacm) March 17, 2019
According to the Goa CMO, Mr Parrikar's body will be kept at the Panjim BJP head office from 9.30 am to 10.30 am after which his body will be taken to Kala Academy in Panaji for public to pay their final respects to the chief minister. His body will be kept for public viewing until 4 pm after which the funeral procession to Miramar area in the capital will be held. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be in Goa for the funeral.
The last rites will performed at around 5 pm at SAG grounds in Campal, approximately 4km from Panaji.