Cadre and leaders of the Dravidian parties celebrated the birth anniversary of social reformer and founder of Dravidian Movement Periyar E.V.Ramasamy Naicker here on Friday.

On behalf of the DMK, former MP K.C. Palanisamy, party district organiser Nanniyur G.Rajendran, town secretary S.P.Kanagaraj, and others garlanded the statue of Periyar at Thirumanilayur and offered floral tributes.

The AIADMK cadre led by Karur MLA and party district secretary V.Senthil Balaji and others offered floral tributes to the portrait of Periyar.

Dravidar Kazhagam cadre led by the district president M.K.Rajasekaran garlanded the statue of Periyar at Thirumanilayur, while district president of the Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam Dhanapal and others offered floral tributes to the statue of the late leader.

Nagapattinam

Periyar's birth anniversary celebrations were observed by cadres of various parties here on Friday. Floral tributes and garlands were placed on Periyar statues across the district. A.K.S.Vijayan, MP, garlanded Periyar's statue here in Nagapattinam. Similarly, cadre of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Dravida Kazhagam paid floral tributes to Periyar in Vedaranyam. Meenakshi Sundaram, chairperson, Vedaranyam Municipality, S.K.Vedarathnam, MLA were among those, who paid tributes to the Dravidian ideologue.

Pudukottai

The DMK cadre, led by Kavithai Pithan, former MLA, garlanded the statue of Periyar in the town on Friday. Members of DMDK, led by the district secretary, N.Jahir, cadre of PMK led by district secretary, Dharani Ramesh and the members of the Dravidar Kazhagam, led by the district secretary, Arivoli, paid homage to the late leader.

Perambalur

The district president of the Dravidar Kazhagam, Arumugam and the district secretary of the DMK, P.Doraisamy, led a silent procession in the town and garlanded the statue of Periyar at the old bus stand. M.Rajkumar, MLA, was among those present. Members of the DPI and Peridyar Dravidar Kazhagam also garlanded the statue of the late leader.