V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust
celebrated the 147th Birth Anniversary of V.O.Chidambaranar on
Smt S. Shanthi, Financial
Advisor and Chief Accounts Officer, V.O.Chidambaranar
Port Trust, garlanded the V.O.C.Statue in the Port premises.
Officers, Union leaders, Port School Teachers and school children paid rich
tribute to the Legendary Freedom Fighter.
Smt S. Shanthi, Financial Advisor and
Chief Accounts Officer, V.O.Chidambaranar
Port Trust in her welcome address recalled the Great Sacrifice made by VOC and
his indomitable courage and relentless effort made by him in starting the First
Swadesi Shipping Company against the British in 1906 by launching two Steam Ships,
S.S.Galieo and S.S.Lavo.
Invitee, Dr. B. Manivannan, Associate Professor in English, VOC College,
Tuticorin delivered an inspirational speech on the life of V.O.Chidambaranar.
He also highlighted his achievements as the Trade Union Leader and narrated his
sufferings during his imprisonment by the British. He exhorted the Children to follow the
footsteps of the Great Patriot from this Region. Felicitation were offered by DIG
B.Venkatesh, Indian Coast Guard & Trustee of VOC Port Trust.