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Poor feeding marks Kamaraj birth anniversary

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The 107th birth anniversary of former Chief Minister K. Kamaraj was celebrated throughout the State on Thursday by the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee by organising poor feeding and free distribution of books to students.

At Sathyamurthi Bhavan, TNCC president K.V. Thangkabalu, Congress Legislative Party deputy leader D. Yesoda, and party MLAs offered floral tributes to a portrait of Kamaraj. They also garlanded his statue on Anna Salai. Earlier, they visited Kamaraj Illam on Tirumalai Pillai Road and paid tributes. They distributed sweets to students at the Illam.

Poor feeding at orphanages and distribution of notebooks and school uniforms were also arranged in different parts of the State. A public meeting was organised in the evening to mark the unveiling of a statue of Kamaraj at Perambur. Mr. Thangkabalu, Union Minister G.K. Vasan and former Union Minister E.V.K.S. Elangovan participated.

Functions were also organised by the Youth Congress. M. Yuvaraj, president, said Youth Congress workers distributed free books and school uniforms in their areas.

It also launched literacy programme in rural areas. Under the programme educated party workers would conduct free classes for poor students in rural and tribal areas.

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