Ugadi, the Telugu New Year, was celebrated with gaiety by Thanjavur District Naidu People Welfare Association on Saturday. Women took part in rangoli competitions at Besant Lodge where the celebrations were held.

Sports events were conducted for schoolchildren. Veena recital by S.K.Vedhaiyan and S.Veeramani was held in the evening.

Dance and singing competitions were also held for the students.

Awards were presented to the students who scored more than 75 per cent marks in 10th and Plus Two examinations in 2012.

T.G.Bhakthavachalam Naidu, president of the association, presided over. R.S.Seetharaman Naidu, general secretary, and R.K.Bhaskar Naidu, treasurer, participated.