TAMIL NADU

Gandhi Ashram celebrates R-Day

Staff Reporter

ERODE: Gandhi Ashram-Tiruchengodu, Tiruchengode, celebrated Republic Day.

A release from the institution says that the function began at 10 a.m. with the students of Panchayat Union Elementary School at Pudupalayam taking out a march singing patriotic songs.

Special invitee S. Singaravelu, who is the president of the Rig Owners’ Association, hoisted the national flag and addressed the gathering. The Ashram’s vice-president S. Aravamudhan was present.

Mr. Singaravelu presented Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 2,530 as medical insurance to Ashram artisans Marayee and Rajammal respectively, the release says and adds that he also garlanded the statue of the erstwhile zamindar of Pudupalayam Rathinasabapathy Gounder and Rajaji.

The event was followed by an all-religion prayer meeting. Poet Neelamegam rendered patriotic songs as part of the occasion.

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