CHENNAI: The government has declared a general holiday on Friday under the Negotiable Instruments Act for all educational institutions, offices of the State government, public sector undertakings and government-controlled bodies as a mark of respect to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who was killed in a helicopter crash near Kurnool. The Madras High Court will remain closed. Instead, December 19 (Saturday) will be a working day. Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi appealed to commercial establishments and private industrial units to declare a holiday.
Is this really required ? Everyone is sad about what happened and that's about it. Life has to go on isn't it ? Why declare a holiday to pay respects ?
Why is the Chief Minister requesting commercial establishments and Industrial units to close? This is crazy.
During bad economic times, productivity has to increase and holidays have to be minimized if possible !! ( Already the list of holidays is big IMHO in India ).
Amidst all this drama everyone forgot the PILOT and the other people who died along with Mr.YSR.
May all the departed souls rest in peace !