TN Govt presents gold rings to 7 babies

ANI | Updated: Feb 24, 2018 19:02 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb 24 (ANI): To mark the birth anniversary of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, state government on Saturday presented gold rings to seven babies who were born today.

Minister D Jayakumar visited the Government Raja Sir Ramaswamy Mudaliar (RSRM) hospital in Royapuram where he presented gold rings to the newborns.

"We have been celebrating Amma's birthday in a unique way so as to benefit the common people. It is in this direction, we have given gold-rings to seven babies who were born today. Also, today PM Modi will launch subsidised Scooty scheme for working women," Jayakumar told media.

Earlier in the day, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami unveiled a statue of late chief minister Jayalalithaa at All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Headquarters in Chennai.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Chennai to launch the Tamil Nadu government's Amma Two-wheeler Scheme.

The scheme, which aims at providing 50 percent subsidy to all the working women to buy two-wheelers, was a pet project of Jayalalithaa. (ANI)