Special Correspondent

Thanjavur: The Minister for Commercial Taxes, S.N.M. Ubayathullah, has appealed to the youth to emulate Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of our country.He was speaking at the Children's Day celebrations organised by the Nehru Yuva Kendra at Thiruvaiyaru on Tuesday.

He distributed cash awards to the best youth organisations of the district for the year 2005-06 at the function.

Thiruvaiyaru Gandhi Bharathdi Ilaignar Mandram won the best youth organisation award. A certificate and a cash of Rs.10,000 was given to the organisation.

T. Punniyamurthy of Thanjavur Vadakku Vasal and R.Jayabharathi of Kaduveli got the awards for the best youth in the district. They were given a certificate and Rs.2000 cash each.A. Ilangovan, Field Publicity Officer of Central Government, presided over the function.

Dr. Kumarasamy Thambiran of Dharumapuram Adheenam, R. Muthu, Assistant Director, Department of Culture, Dr. Rama Kausalya, Principal, Government Music College, Thiruvaiyaru, R. Mohan, trustee of Bharathi Iyakkam, participated.