Paying tribute: Chief Minister N. Rangasamy garlanding the statue of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M.G. Ramachandran in Puducherry on Thursday
PUDUCHERRY: Garlanding of statues, offering floral tributes to portraits, distributing sweets and clothes to the poor marked the 91st birth anniversary of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and founder of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) M.G.Ramachandran on Thursday.
Chief Minister N. Rangasamy garlanded the statue of MGR near the new bus stand.
Led by secretary of the Puducherry unit of the AIADMK A. Anbalagan and secretary of the Jayalalithaa Peravai Omsakthi Sekar, the party activists participated in a procession held from the party office in Uppalam to the new bus stand.
A decorated portrait of MGR was taken on a vehicle at the head of the procession.
Functionaries of the AIADMK and its front organisations garlanded the statue of MGR. Legislators and representatives of local bodies also offered floral tributes to the statue.
Functions were held in Muthialpet, Usudu, Villianur, Lawspet, Uzhavarkarai and Thattanchavadi.
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