Coimbatore: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Monday presided over a meeting here to review the progress of various work being taken up in and around the city in view of the World Classical Tamil Conference to be held here from June 23 to 27.
Chief Secretary K.S. Sripathi delivered the welcome address and District Collector P. Umanath gave a presentation on the various development work. Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin submitted the inputs based on the inspections and review of the work that he had done across the city on Saturday.
Most of the Ministers in the State Cabinet and a number of Secretaries of the government took part in the meeting. Public Secretary D. Jothi Jegarajan spoke on the arrangements made for receiving the delegates, dignitaries and participants. Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order) K. Radhakrishnan spoke on the security arrangements being made for traffic regulation and crowd control.
M. Anandakrishnan, Chairman of the Tamil Internet Conference Committee, spoke on the arrangements made for the Internet conference. Vice-Chancellor of Thanjavur Tamil University M. Rajendran spoke on those for the various sessions of the conference.Chief Minister also enquired the Secretaries and Ministers about the progress achieved in respect of various development work undertaken and the time required for completing the remaining work. He asked the officials to make sure that the work was completed well ahead of the conference. Besides, food should made available to the visiting public at an affordable price.
The Chief Minister visited the VOC Park grounds in the evening and inspected the work relating to the preparation of 40 floats.
The Chief Minister inspected the works on Avinashi Road.
Later, he inspected the exhibition hall, the huge conference pandal and auditoriums where various sessions are to be held.
Cabinet Ministers, Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi and Director General of Police Letika Saranwere among those who took part.