Special Correspondent

MADURAI: Leaders of political parties and representatives of various organisations garlanded the statue of freedom fighter V. O. Chidambaram at Simmakkal on the occasion of his 138th birth anniversary on Saturday.

Those who garlanded the statue included K. John Moses, State general secretary, Janata Dal (Secular).

Free notebooks and writing tools were distributed to Madurai Corporation school children on behalf of Amuthasurabhi Kalai Mandram by S. S. Ghouse Batcha, MLA. Earlier, the students took a pledge near the VOC statue to be patriotic and work for the prosperity of the nation.

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