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23 Mar 2018, Edition - 983, Friday


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Foreign tourists to Big Temple given Tamil welcome

Covai Post Network

Thanjavur: The foreign tourists visiting the world renowned Brahadeeswarar temple, popularly known as Big Temple, in Thanjavur today were greeted with garlands in a welcome befitting Tamil culture, as part of the celebrations of World Tourism Day.

On behalf of the tourism department, district tourist officer R Rajasekaran garlanded and honoured the foreign tourists visiting the Big Temple.

As part of the celebrations, a cleaning drive was undertaken by school and college students on the circular path around the temple. Cultural programmes and a drawing contest for school students were also organised. Assistant tourist officers R Saravanan, R Karthik and Red Cross Society treasurer S Muthukumar helped organise the event.