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Tributes paid to Periyar on his birth anniversary

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

Chief Minister today paid tributes to the founder of Dravidar Kazhagam outfit, E V Ramasamy Periyar on the occasion of his 138th birth anniversary.

Welfare Minister M Kandasamy, legislators and delegates of different wings of the ruling also garlanded the statue of the rationalist leader here.

Leaders and MLAs of the opposition (Amma) led by the leader of the legislature wing of the party A Anbalagan, functionaries of the Dravidar Kazhagam, and several other outfits also paid floral tributes at the statue on the occasion.

EV Ramasamy Periyar, founder of the self-respect movement, fought for social equality and is a respected leader across party lines.

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First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 16:28 IST