New Delhi, March 27: In order to mark tribute and respect to first Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew who is also founder of the country, Government on Friday has decided to observe National Mourning on Sunday on the day of Lee’s funeral, mentioned official statement of Home Ministry.
National Flag will be flown at half-mast throughout India and there will be no official entertainment on the day such information was to be given to all the states, center administration department and union territories of country, added statement from Home Ministry’s office.
Earlier on Tuesday, Ministry of External Affairs revealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the funeral of Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew which is to be held on Coming Sunday.
“On behalf of the people and Government of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the funeral of Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of Singapore, on 29th March 2015” mentioned MEA press release.
In his condolence message, Modi had said, "A far-sighted statesman and a lion among leaders, Lee Kuan Yew's life teaches valuable lessons to everyone. News of his demise is saddening.
"In this hour of bereavement, our prayers are with Mr. Lee Kuan Yew's family and the people of Singapore. May his soul rest in peace."
Lee, the 91-year-old leader passed away peacefully” announced the government before dawn at the Singapore general Hospital. Lee was hospitalized in early February with severe illness and pneumonia.
National media truned from regular programming to a hagiographic tribute to Lee’s life and his greetest achievements. In a live broadcast, one of its reporters called Lee's death the "awful and dreaded" news.
The great leader has earned a great respect and love from the people of the nation and also sometimes the Singaporeans posed fear for the personality he was. The nation will celebrate 50th Independence Day.
Lee held the country in a grip for more than three decades until 1990. He gained all the credit for the nations development, the nation what it is today and the nation which was before him.