Commemorative coins to mark the birth centenary of former Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran were released by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami at the State-run medical university named after the late Chief Minister here on Thursday.
The first sets of coins in the denominations of ₹100 and ₹5 were received by Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. Council of Ministers, senior officials and Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University Sudha Seshayyan were present.
Earlier, the Chief Minister, the Deputy Chief Minister and other Ministers and elected representatives paid floral tributes to the statue of the former Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran located on the campus.
The commemorative arch built across the Kamarajar Salai was unveiled discreetly on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the late leader in the early hours of Thursday.
The unveiling of the arch was kept under the wraps in view of the observation of the Madras High Court on a PIL plea against an elaborate function since it would obstruct traffic in the area. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal laid the foundation stone for the construction of the arch in August last year. Constructed at a cost of ₹2.52 crore near the Public Works Department head office, the arch is 52-foot high and 66-foot wide.
Source : thehindu.com