Through video-conferencing from Secretariat

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for constructing a memorial for Col. John Pennycuick, the late British engineer who constructed the Periyar Dam.

Ms. Jayalalithaa laid the foundation stone through video-conferencing at the Secretariat.

The memorial to be built at a cost of Rs. 1.25 crore would be come up on the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board premises located in Lower Camp along the Theni-Kumuli National Highway. The Chief Minister announced in January this year that a memorial for Pennycuick would be constructed.

The Chief Minister inaugurated 16 sub-stations and four upgraded sub-stations of the TNEB constructed at a cost of Rs. 104.02 crore. The sub-stations are located at Vellore, Kancheepuram, Erode, Thanjavur, Madurai, Salem, Krishnagiri, Tiruchi, Nagapattinam, Tirunelveli and Coimbatore districts.

An integrated registration office in Tirunelveli and new buildings to house the offices of the Sub-Registrar in Kanyakumari and Dindigul were inaugurated by Ms. Jayalalithaa through vide-conferencing.

She also inaugurated the Cinema Centenary Complex (Phase I) and laid the foundation stone for the Cinema Centenary Complex (Phase II) of the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce, according to an official release.

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