Chennai: Governor Banwarilal Purohit hosted the Republic Day reception ‘At Home’ at the Raj Bhavan here Saturday.
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal, Madras High Court
Chief Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Rahilramani and senior Ministers participated at the event, a Raj Bhavan release said.
“It is a privilege and an honour to be addressing all of you on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of our Republic Day,” Purohit said in his brief remarks.
“On this day, every year we proclaim our commitment to be true and loyal to the Constitution of India which was drafted with great care and concern for the welfare of the people of India,” he said.
Noting that political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy, he said, “Social democracy means a way of life which recognises liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life.”
The Republic Day is an occasion to pledge ‘ourselves’ to respect these principles of life and develop the nation and its people to the maximum extent, he said.
“I extend my heartfelt greetings and best wishes to you and through you to the people of Taimlnadu for a glorious future,” he said.
Caption: Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, Madras High Court Chief Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Rahilramani among others witnessing cultural programme during Republic Day reception ‘At Home’ at Raj Bhavan in Chennai, Saturday.