Five hundred kg of rice, sweets, savoury mixture, biscuits, toor dhal, powder, shampoo and soap were distributed to 110 poor families during Deepavali celebrations organised by Udhavum Ullangal at Ranipet on Sunday.

Bharat Kumar, president, Rotary Club of Arcot, was the chief guest. R. Chandrasekharan, president, Udhavum Ullangal, Vellore, distributed prizes to students, who performed Bharatanatyam and to the choreographer. M. Murugan, a barber, was felicitated for cutting hair free of cost for hostellers at government student hostels.

A pair of new dress and notebooks were distributed free of cost to a poor college student of Arcot.