Nepal National Mourning Day around the world in 2019

Nepal National Mourning Day around the world in 2019
Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Nepal. Image by Avatar of user Ben Pauer Ben Pauer @benpauer Ben Pauer , via Pixabay
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2019 NepalFeb 28
Nepal Thu, Feb 28National Holiday
  Summary
A national mourning day to pay tribute to those killed in a chopper crash that took place in Pathibhara, Taplejung on Wednesday 27 February

The government has declared Thursday 28 February 2019 as a national mourning day to pay tribute to those killed in a chopper crash that took place in Pathibhara, Taplejung on Wednesday 27 February.

An emergency meeting of the Cabinet held on Wednesday made the decision to this effect after seven persons including Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari lost their lives in the chopper crash at Sisne of Fungling Municipality-10 this afternoon.

The meeting has also decided to fly the national flag at half-mast in all government offices, educational institutions and Nepali missions abroad.

The government has also decided to perform the last rites of Minister Adhikari with state honours.

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