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Posted on Nov 23, 04:57PM | UNI
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today inaugurated a photo exhibition to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the State Assembly.
An official release here said the exhibition, organised in the Assembly premises, would be on view till November 30 for the benefit of students and General public.
The diamond jubilee celebrations would be held at the Assembly on November 30 in which President Pranab Mukherjee, Governor Dr K Rosaiah and the Chief Minister would participate.
To commemorate the event, Ms Jayalalithaa inaugurated the photo expo, depicting the history of the Assembly.
The Chief Minister had a complete look at the rare photos that were displayed at the exhibition after inaugurating it.
The expo traces the history of the State Assembly and contained from rare photographs capturing some of the finest moment of the Assembly proceedings.
"Photographs of Chief Ministers of various regimes, Assembly Speakers, important leaders, Chief Ministers delivering address in the Assembly, events attended by Governors and Chief Ministers, various appearances of Fort St George, important happenings in the Assembly, Governors address, presenting of budgets, Chief Ministers meeting foreign envoys and other important persons, have been featured", the release said.
Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal, Deputy Speaker Pollachi V Jayaraman, State Ministers, Chief Whip of the State government, Chief Secretary, Assembly Secretary and other officials of the government were present when the Chief Minister inaugurated the exhibition.
Earlier, this month, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for a commemorative arch that would be constructed near Fort St George to mark the diamond jubilee of the Assembly.
The proposed arch would be 80 feet wide and 41 feet tall and would come up on Rajaji Salai between the War Memorial and the State Secretariat stretch.