TAMIL NADU

Ambedkar remembered

PONDICHERRY, DEC. 6. The Pondicherry Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, the Assembly Speaker, M. D. R. Ramachandran, Leader of the Opposition, R. V. Janakiraman (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam), ministers and legislators garlanded the statue of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on the Dalit leader's 48th death anniversary today.

Mr. Rangasamy, accompanied by his Cabinet colleagues, the Speaker and legislators later went on foot to the Town Hall (housing the Municipal office) to pay homage to the portrait of Dr. Ambedkar.

Our Cuddalore Special Correspondent writes

The founder leader of Pattali Makkal Katchi, S. Ramadoss, garlanded the Ambedkar statue in Vanur block in Villupuram district.

In Cuddalore, Thamaraiselvan of the Dalit Panthers of India garlanded the statue at Manjakuppam.

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