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Singapore Foreign Minister visits Meenakshi temple in Madurai

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George Yeo also tours the Tirumalai Naik Palace

— Photo: S. James

VIP visit:George Yeo, Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs, at the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Madurai on Sunday. Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram is seen behind.

MADURAI: Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs G. George Yeo visited the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple here on Sunday with a delegation of Singapore officials.

They were accompanied by Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram. The visiting minister was received by Karumuttu T. Kannan, chairman, Board of Trustees for the temple, temple trustee M. Balasubramanian, and K. Rajanayagam, Executive Officer.

Mr. Kannan explained the uniqueness and the history of the ancient temple to the visiting delegation.

After the temple visit, Mr. Yeo also went to the King Tirumalai Naik Palace along with his entourage. The Singapore Foreign Minister had visited the Central Electrochemical Research Institute and Chettinad palace at Kanadukathan, near Karaikudi, and Canara Bank Artisan Training Centre at Managiri, Thiruvenkadamudayan Temple at Ariyakudi and the rock-cut Jain monument at Chithannavasal in Pudukottai on Saturday.

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