Iqbal Singh leads Union territory to pay homage to Gandhi

Lt Governor Iqbal Singh led the Union Territory of Puducherry in paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 65th death anniversary on Wednesday.

Updated: Jan 30, 2013, 18:26 PM IST

Puducherry: Lt Governor Iqbal Singh led the Union Territory of Puducherry in paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 65th death anniversary on Wednesday.

Iqbal Singh accompanied by Chief Minister N Rangasamy, Ministers, Speaker V Sabapathy, legislators and officials, paid floral tributes at the Mahatma`s statue on beach road.

A team of teachers and students of Bharathiar Palkalaikoodam (a multi fine arts institute) of government presented patriotic songs and hymns dearest to the Mahatma.

Silence was observed for a couple of minutes by all those present at the venue. Chief Secretary M Sathiavathy and Secretaries of various departments were among those present.

Puducherry PCC president A V Subramanian, Leader of the opposition in the Assembly V Vaithilingam and PCC office bearers paid glowing tributes to Gandhi at a function at the PCC office.

Silence was observed by all those present at the observance of the Memorial Day of the Mahatma.

PTI