The Corporation administration carried out a sapling planting campaign in the city on Sunday in connection with the 65th birthday celebrations of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

A total of 1,000 saplings of neem, baniyan, pungan, poovarasu and few other drought-resistant and shade giving trees were planted in schools and waysides in areas like Kumar Nagar, S.D. Khader Layout, Srividhya Nagar, Pandian Nagar, Iduvampalayam, R.K.Cotton street and Kumaran Street in the city.

Official sources said the trees would be maintained and watered by the Corporation administration with the assistance of people from the respective localities.

Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment M.S.M.Anandan inaugurated the sapling planting campaign at a function held at Kumar Nagar Corporation Higher Secondary School in the presence of Mayor Visalakshi Appukutty and Collector G. Govindaraj.

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