U.T. remembers freedom fighters on De Jure Day

An indisposed CM skips perform, Lt. Governor too pulls out of the official programme at Keezhur within the final minute

An indisposed CM skips perform, Lt. Governor too pulls out of the official programme at Keezhur within the final minute

The De Jure Day anniversary, marking the authorized switch of French territories to India at the present time in 1962, was a low-key occasion at Keezhur, a hamlet on the outskirts of the capital, on Monday.

Though Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and Chief Minister N. Rangasamy have been scheduled to take part, neither may make it to the occasion. Maybe that is the primary time since 2016, when the Puducherry authorities started to have a good time De Jure Day at Keezhur, that neither of the 2 Constitutional figures made it to the commemoration of a historic day within the freedom motion of erstwhile Pondicherry.

In accordance with sources, Mr. Rangasamy was indisposed within the morning whereas Dr. Tamilisai reportedly pulled out as a result of an unavoidable exigency about an hour or so earlier than the occasion was to start out.

Agriculture Minister C. Djeacoumar hoisted the nationwide flag on the Keezhur monument within the presence of Speaker R. Selvam. V. Aroumougam and Ok.S.P. Ramesh, MLAs, Chief Secretary Ashwani Kumar and different officers.

The dignitaries later paid floral tributes on the monument as a mark of respect to the liberty fighters. Freedom fighters have been felicitated on the event.

Earlier, on arrival on the venue, the Speaker and the Minister inspected a guard of honour of the Puducherry Armed Police.

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House Minister A. Namassivayam made a quick look simply exterior the venue to take part in a programme to distribute notebooks and meals to schoolchildren as a part of Independence Day celebrations hosted by social gathering followers.

Although the Minister was not on the listing of invitees on the federal government invite for the De Jure occasion, his presence at Keezhur and exit with out visiting the venue brought on a flutter.

The De Jure Day is among the many triad of red-letter days related to the liberty motion within the erstwhile Pondicherry.

After Independence Day, Puducherry additionally celebrates August 16 as De Jure Day to mark the authorized switch of energy over far-flung properties from France to India and November 1 as Liberation Day, marking the de facto switch of French territories to India on November 1, 1954.

It was Keezhur that witnessed a historic referendum rejecting French rule. India and France, following talks, had issued a joint assertion on October 13, 1954, saying a process for deciding the standing of the French settlements. On October 18, 1954, the elected members of the Consultant Meeting and the municipal councillors of Pondicherry and Karaikkal took half in a referendum at Keezhur.

Of the 178 members voting, an awesome majority of 170 members favoured the merger of French Indian territories with India. This led to an settlement on the de facto switch of French territories to India, which was signed in New Delhi between the 2 nations.

Although De Jure Day is a public vacation within the Union Territory, it was after sustained stress from the French Indhiya Puducherry Pradesa Viduthalaikala Makkal Nala Narpani Iyakkam, a political social gathering, that the momentous event started to be commemorated at Keezhur since 2016.

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