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Tiruvannamalai Collector holds meeting ahead of Javvadumalai summer festival

Tiruvannamalai Collector holds meeting ahead of Javvadumalai summer festival

A review meeting on summer festival preparations was held at Jamunamarathur Don Bosco School, Tiruvannamalai district, yesterday under the leadership of District Collector D Bhaskara Pandian.

Every year, the summer festival at Jamunamarathur in Tiruvannamalai is a significant event. This meeting aimed to ensure the upcoming festival is effective and beneficial for hill dwellers, ensuring the benefits of government schemes reach millions. The discussion covered progress in departmental works and basic facilities needed for the festival.

Various departments were represented, including Rural Development, Police, Revenue, Forest, Transport, Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, Fire and Rescue Services, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, Highways, Arts, Public Welfare and Family Welfare, Public Health and Disease Prevention, Animal Husbandry, Tourism, News Public Relations, Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering, Integrated Child Development, Social Welfare, District Child Protection, Women Program, School Education, Cooperatives, Avin, Handicrafts, Co Optex, Fisheries, Sports, Arts, Mineral Resources, Municipal Council, Municipal Administration, Public Works (Building and Maintenance), Public Works (Water Resources), and Public Works (Medical).

District Collector Bhaskara Pandian stated, "The 24th Javvadumalai Summer Festival will be held in a grand and effective manner. Consultations are underway to ensure government benefits reach hill residents. Various projects are being implemented to improve their quality of life and promote self-employment. The festival will also encourage tourists and promote local products like chama, millet, honey, and jackfruit, aiding economic progress."

He added that the School Education Department will conduct various competitions for students, awarding certificates of appreciation. To raise awareness of government welfare schemes, there will be exhibition halls, photo exhibitions, and sales outlets for women's self-help groups and local products. Awareness programs will address the consequences of child marriage and adultery. Students are encouraged to showcase their talents during the festival.

District Collector Bhaskara Pandian urged all government departments to fulfill their assigned tasks and cooperate to ensure the 24th summer festival benefits everyone.

The meeting was attended by District Revenue Officer Dr. M Priyadarshini, Arani Revenue Commissioner Balasubramanian, Jamunamarathur Union Committee President Jiva Murthy, and officials from various departments.