Madhya Pradesh`s three-day mourning for Arjun Singh

Arjun Singh`s last rites will be performed with state honours in Churhat in Sidhi district on Sunday.

Last Updated: Mar 05, 2011, 15:03 PM IST

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has cancelled his 52nd birthday celebrations on Saturday as part of the state mourning for former chief minister Arjun Singh who died on Friday.

The government has declared a three-day mourning from Saturday when there will be no official programmes of entertainment. The national flag will fly at half-mast on government buildings.

But the ongoing board examinations would be held as scheduled. Saturday is being observed as a holiday in government offices and institutes.

Arjun Singh died in New Delhi. His last rites will be performed with state honours in Churhat in Sidhi district on Sunday.

State Bharatiya Janata Party chief Prabhat Jha on Saturday went to the state Congress office here and took part in a memorial event for Arjun Singh.

IANS