TAMIL NADU

Homage paid to Periyar, MGR

Pondicherry Dec. 24. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, paid homage at the statue of the Dravida Kazhgam leader, E.V. R. Periyar on the occasion of his death anniversary today.

Representatives of the Dravida Kazhagam, the Tamizhaga Dravidar Kazhagam and political parties garlanded the statue.

Mr. Rangasamy also paid floral tibutes to the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M. G. Ramachandran, on the occasion of his death anniversary today at his statue near the local municipal bus terminal.

The Congress MLA, N. Gangadharan, was among those who paid homage. The Secretary of Pondicherry AIADMK, A.Anbalagan, A. Kasilingam, MLA, and former secretary of the party's State Committee, K. Natarajan, also paid tributes to the leader. Volunteers of different wings of the AIADMK paid tributes at the statue of MGR at the party headquarters in Uppalam.

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