Modi, Rajnath Greet as CM Turns 65

Published: 05th August 2015 03:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2015 03:43 AM   |  A+A-


PUDUCHERRY:  Puducherry wore a festive look as Chief Minister Rangasamy celebrated his 65th birthday on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh were among those who  greeted him on the occasion.

Since morning, Rangasamay stood at his residence at Thilaspet, accepting the greetings from Cabinet colleagues, MLAs, leaders and people who queued up. Massive banners, cutouts and placards and festoons greeting Rangasamy on his birthday were put up at various places by his supporters.

Welfare Minister P Rajavelu and Local Administration Minister N G Panneerselvam offered prayers to Lord Vinayaga at the Manakula Vinayagar temple seeking blessings for Rangasamy.

Earlier, Rajavelu took out a two-wheeler procession with NR Congress volunteers  holding party flags from his Embalam constituency in rural Puducherry along with a tableaux depicting the various achievements of Chief Minister.

People started greeting Rangasamy since Monday at his residence as well as at his office in the Assembly.

Congress leaders, including Malladi Krishna Rao, MLA; PNR Thirumurugan MLA; PCC general secretary Siva Kozhundu met Rangasamy and  greeted him. E Valsaraj, Congress MLA from Mahe also greeted Rangasamy over phone.

Representatives of various organisations, freedom fighters, government officials, traders and upcoming leaders also wished him.

Special poojas were conducted in temples and other places of religious worship. Rangasamy offered pooja at Kathivel Murugan temple at Kathirkamam and offered annadanam and he himself had food there. After attending office, Rangasamy proceeded to Salem to offer prayers at the samadhi of his guru in Appapaithiyasamy temple.


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