Rich tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary on Friday. Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam administered the national integration pledge to his Cabinet colleagues and officials at a function held near the Indira Gandhi statue.

Speaker R. Radhakrishnan, Home Minister E. Valsaraj, Public Works Minister M.O.H. F. Shahjahan, Social Welfare Minister M. Kandasamy, Members of the Legislative Assembly K. Lakshminarayanan, A. Anand and senior officials were present at the function.