Government scheme benefits, financial assistance distributed
A total of 348 beneficiaries got assistance to the tune of Rs. 1.18 crore at the I-Day celebrations.
While 16 persons got a cash assistance of Rs. 50,000 and four grams of gold each under the Marriage Assistance Scheme, 45 panchayat-level federations got a fund of Rs. 1 lakh each sanctioned by the Mahalir Thittam.
C. Manoharan, District Collector, who gave away the assistance, earlier hoisted the National Flag. Accompanied by E.S. Uma, Superintendent of Police, he inspected the guard of honour presented by the police personnel, the NSS, the NCC, Home Guards, the Fire Service and Rescue personnel.
He honoured freedom fighters and presented cash prizes to toppers in the SSLC and Plus Two examinations.
In all, 86 personnel from the police, revenue, rural development and other departments got certificates in appreciation of their service.
Karur: District Collector S. Jayandhi unfurled the national flag, accepted the guard of honour presented to her by a contingent led by the Armed Police, took the salute at a march past on the occasion of Independence Day on Thursday. Superintendent of Police Santhosh Kumar accompanied her.
The main event was held at the Municipal Thiruvalluvar Playgrounds in which the Collector disbursed government welfare measures worth Rs. 82.96 lakh to 226 beneficiaries.
She honoured the next of kin of the freedom fighters from the district with a shawl each.
The Collector gave away merit certificates to 12 persons through the Department of Public Health, four anganwadi workers through the Integrated Child Development Scheme and five persons from the Fire and Rescue Services. The top honours went to the Anbukkarangal troupe, while Cheran Matriculation HSS walked away with the runners up shield.
St. Teresa Girls’ HSS was placed third. District Revenue Officer M. Aruna, District Panchayat Chairperson Geetha Manivannan and others participated.
Perambalur: Darez Ahamed, Collector, gave away welfare assistance to the tune of Rs. 94 lakh under different welfare schemes to 290 beneficiaries belonging to weaker sections.
The Collector gave the welfare assistance after hoisting the National Flag. Accompanied by J. Mahesh, Superintendent of Police, he inspected the guard of honour presented on the occasion and released a few pigeons.
Dr. Ahamed honoured freedom fighters and their wards and presented commendation certificates to 15 police personnel, 10 home guards, and 179 government servants.
M.A. Subramanian, District Revenue Officer; Ramesh, Municipal Chairman; and Sakunthala Govindan, District Panchayat president, were present.
Thanthai Hans Roever HSS, Lebbaikudikadu Residential School for the differently abled, Lebbaikudikadu and Residential School, Kavulpalayam won the first three places respectively in presenting the cultural programmes.
Ariyalur: E. Saravanavelraj, Collector, after hoisting the National Flag distributed welfare assistance to the tune of Rs. 1.74 crore under different government schemes to 328 beneficiaries. Accompanied by Zia Ul Haq, he inspected a colourful guard of honour presented on the occasion.
Mr. Saravanavelraj honoured freedom fighters and gave away commendation certificates to 49 government employees. Students presented cultural programmes at the end.
A. Karuppasamy, District Revenue Officer, and other officials were present.