Coimbatore

Independence Day celebrated with patriotic fervour

In Salem, District Collector S.A. Raman unfurled the Tri-colour at the Mahatma Gandhi stadium along with senior district administration officials, Commissioner of Police T.Senthil Kumar and Superintendent of Police S.Deepa Ganiger.

Mr. Raman inspected the ceremonial guard of honour and honoured the families of freedom fighters. About 1,162 students from various schools performed cultural events.

A ‘Mallar Kambam’ performance by seven students, from Class III to X awed the viewers and earned huge applause.

Welfare schemes of various departments worth ₹8.09 lakh were distributed to 85 beneficiaries.

Mr. Raman also awarded certification of appreciation to best performers from the various government departments.

Seven teachers, who worked without taking leave in the last educational year, were honoured. Five women self-help groups were also awarded.

Mr. Raman took part in the Gram Sabha meeting held at Kurukkupatti panchayat near Tharamangalam.

He also took part in the ‘samapanthi bojanam’ held at Sugawaneshwar temple here.

Award for Salem Corporation

In the celebrations held in Chennai, Salem Corporation Commissioner R.Sadheesh received the award for ‘Best Corporation’ from Chief Minister Edappadi K.Palaniswami.

Mr. Sadheesh received a certificate of appreciation and a cash prize of ₹25 lakh.

At the Salem Corporation, Chief City Engineer A.Ashokan hoisted the national flag and students of Corporation schools performed various cultural events.

At the divisional office of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, Managing Director K.Senapathi hoisted the flag here.

Sanjeev Taneja, Executive Director, Salem Steel Plant, hoisted the flag and took the salute from a contingent of Central Industrial Security Force.

Independence Day celebrations were also held at schools and colleges here.

Namakkal

At Namakkal, District Collector M.Asia Mariam unfurled the national flag at the celebrations held in district stadium here along with senior district administration officials and Superintendent of Police Ara. Arularasu.

Ms. Mariam accepted the ceremonial guard of honour. She also honoured the families of freedom fighters.

Welfare schemes worth ₹ 2.15 crore were distributed to 429 beneficiaries.

Ms. Mariam awarded medals to 18 police personnel for their service. Certificate of appreciation was awarded to 139 government staff. As many as 836 students from various schools performed at the event.

Ms. Mariam also took part in the Gram Sabha meeting held at Kalyani Panchayat and the ‘samapanthi bojanam’ at Anjaneyar temple here.

Namakkal MP A.K.P.Chinraj took part in the Gram Sabha meeting held at Karuvepam Patti.

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