Special Correspondent

Chennai Citizens Conclave organises meet on January 21

CHENNAI: The Chief Ministers of four States, at least three Union Ministers and many State Ministers are likely to be present at a function to felicitate Sri Sathya Sai Baba, whose work in strengthening the Sai Ganga Canal has resulted in a good water supply scheme for Chennai.

Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi along with his counterparts in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, will, participate in the meeting on January 21, organised by the Chennai Citizens Conclave, to thank the religious leader based in Andhra Pradesh.

Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and IT and Communications Minister Dayanidhi Maran, the Governors of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have also consented to participate, according to V. Srinivasan, all India president, Sathya Sai Seva Organisations.

Donation from Trust

A length of 150 km along the Sai Ganga Canal, from the Kandaleru Reservoir to Poondi was strengthened, as directed by Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Mr.Srinivasan said.

The project was executed at a cost of Rs.200 crore, mostly received as donations to the Trust.

With this, the actual realisation of water in Tamil Nadu will be 12 thousand million cubic feet, just three tmcft short of the total water released by the three States of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra (at the rate of 5 tmcft per State), he said.

Yagna in Chennai

Sri Sai Baba will be in Chennai between January 19 and 30 and a yagna will be performed at Tiruvanmiyur between January 20 and 30.