The urban district Congress unit celebrated Republic Day with usual gaiety at party headquarters Arunachalam Mandram.

The Congress cadre led by N. Paari, district treasurer, garlanded the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Kamaraj. Members of the Youth Congress, Farmers wing and other wings of the party were present on the occasion.

At another function organised by the South district unit of the party, V. Kalyanaraman, INTUC vice president, hoisted the National Flag near the Nehru statue at Cantonment in the city.

M. Saravanan, advocate presided, and Hema, Corporation Councillor and others were present. Notebooks were distributed to poor students.