Staff Reporter

Tuticorin: The 138th birth anniversary of freedom fighter V.O. Chidambaram Pillai was observed in various parts of the district on Saturday.

R. Shankar, Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency, garlanded the statue of the leader at Mattakadai and paid floral tributes to his portrait. M. B. Sudalaiyandi, Congress MLA (Srivaikuntam), among others, paid their respects.

A. Subbiah, Deputy Chairman, Tuticorin Port Trust (TPT), garlanded the statue of the leader in the port area. G.J. Rao, Chairman, TPT, also paid respects to the leader and sweets were distributed to mark the occasion. A large number of students and teachers took part.