Special Correspondent

NAGAPATTINAM: As many as 956 beneficiaries received Government’s free colour television sets at a function in Tirukkuvalai on Tuesday.

Nagapattinam MP A. K. S.Vijayan distributed the television sets in the presence of Collector Tenkasi S. Jawahar who presided.

Mr Vijayan highlighted the achievements of the DMK Government and explained its various welfare schemes for the benefit of the weaker sections of the society.

The Collector said that it had been decided to distribute 68,125 free colour television sets during 2007-2008 to beneficiaries in six Assembly segments of Nagapattinam, Vedaranyam, Sirkazhi, Poompuhar, Kuttalam and Mayiladuturai in the district.

He pointed out that 49,392 TV sets had so far been received in the district of which 47,471 had been distributed in the district.