Coimbatore District Collector K. Rajamani hoisted the national flag and distributed welfare assistance worth over � 4 crore at the Independence Day celebrations here on Thursday.
Following the flag hoisting, Mr. Rajamani inspected the police parade and presented shawls to seven senior citizens who participated in the freedom struggle. He then presented welfare assistance totally worth � 4,27,07,251 to 129 beneficiaries. The assistance was offered under 15 departments.
Corporation celebrates I-Day
The Coimbatore Corporation celebrated Independence Day at its main office, with Corporation Commissioner Sravan Kumar Jatavath garlanding the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and hoisting the national flag.
Mr. Jatavath honoured seven employees who completed 25 years of service in the Corporation, presenting a cash award of � 2,000 cash and a certificate to them.
He also awarded certificates to 59 workers for their performance and to corporation schools that secured 100% pass percentages in the Class XII and Class X public examinations, according to a press release from the civic body.
At the celebrations at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Vice-Chancellor N. Kumar hoisted the national flag and said unity alone could protect the independence of the country.
At the Signal and Telecommunications Workshop at Podanur, Chief Workshop Manager P.V. Murali Krishna hoisted the flag.
At an event organised by Sri Ramakrishna Educational Institutions and Siruthuli, 5,000 saplings were planted at the Corporation dumpyard at Vellalore. Hundreds of volunteers from National Social Services participated, according to a press release.
In Tiruppur, District Collector K.S. Palanisamy hoisted the flag at the celebrations held at Chikkanna Government Arts College. After accepting the guard of honour and honouring senior citizens who participated in the freedom struggle, he gave away welfare assistance worth � 56,52,519 to 221 beneficiaries.
A total of 24 works worth nearly � 25,000 crore under Smart City Project are under way, Tiruppur Corporation Commissioner K. Sivakumar said at the celebrations at the Corporation office. Underground drainage works under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) worth � 604 crore and water supply works worth �1,063.51 crore were also being implemented in Tiruppur.
At the celebrations at Sainik School at Amaravathinagar, Group Captain Harjit S. Sidana, Principal, hoisted the national flag and addressed the students. Recalling the sacrifices of national leaders during the freedom struggle, he urged the students to take a pledge to save natural resources.