: District Collector R. Lalitha distributed welfare assistance to the tune of ₹25.26 lakh to 128 beneficaries.
The Collector also presented certificates in recognition of meritorious services to 69 staff members from various departments. Besides, she honoured 20 police personnel for service excellence in the presence of Superitendent of Police N.S. Nisha and other senior officals.
Senior officials visited houses of freedom fighters and honoured them.
The Collector later took part in a Grama Sabha meeting at Pazhayagudalur in Kuthalam block along with Mayiladuthurai MP S. Ramalingam and Poompuhar MLA Nivedha M. Murugan.
Collector A. Arun Thamburaj distributed benefits to the value of ₹7.41 crore to 110 beneficiarlies, and honoured 143 persons from various departments for meritorious services.
Accompanied by Superintendent of Police G. Jawahar, he also presented certificates to 49 police personnel honoured for excellence in service.
The Collector later took part in the Grama Sabha meeting at Okkur village in Kilvelur Block, and urged people to keep themselves abreast of the benefits accruing from the government welfare schemes. Project Officer of District Rural Development Agency P. Periyasamy and other senior officials took part.
Puducherry Transport Minister Chandira Priyanka hoisted the national flag in the presence of Karaikal Collector L. Mohamed Mansur and Senior Superintendent of Police Logeswaran.
The Minister witnessed the ceremonial parade by police personnel and other contingents.