Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Steps taken for peaceful conduct of Thevar Jayanthi

The district administration made elaborate security arrangements for the peaceful conduct of Thevar Jayanthi at Pasumpon on October 30, Collector K. Nanthakumar said on Saturday.
Addressing an all-party and all-community leaders’ meeting here, he said foolproof security arrangements were being made for the 105{+t}{+h}birth anniversary and 50th guru puja of freedom fighter Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar from October 28 to 30. He said flex board banners would be allowed only in two places at Kamudhi and from Parthipanur to Pasumpon from October 28 to 30.
“The government has a plan to ban flex board banners next year,” he said. Superintendent of Police N.M. Mayilvahanan said two parking slots are being readied to ensure smooth traffic.
“No vehicle without police permit would be allowed,” he added. Travelling on rooftops of the vehicles is strictly banned, he said.
Carrying of torches and taking out “Pal kudam” and “Mulaipari” processions would be allowed only in specified routes on specified days, he said. No public meeting would be allowed between October 28 and 30. DRO S. Viswanathan said political parties would be allotted separate time to visit the memorial. The allotted time for each party would be published in newspapers, he said. Later in the by Deputy Inspector General of Police M. Balasubramani and SP visited Pasumpon and reviewed the security arrangements. Minister for Handlooms and Textiles S. Sundararaj also took part in the discussions.

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