Jayalalithaa turns 68; PM greets her

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016,11:37 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Chennai | AIADMK General Secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today turned 68, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeting the leader on her birthday.

Modi wished Jayalalithaa over phone and the latter thanked the Prime Minister for his greetings, an official release said. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, Birthday wishes to Jayalalithaa ji. May Almighty bless her with a long life, filled with good health.

Party workers across the state celebrated the birthday of ‘Amma’ with fervour.

Songs from films featuring AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa, both yesteryear stars, were being played out even as distribution of welfare measures and special prayers marked the occasion. A massive sapling plantation drive would be taken up in 6,868 temples across the state by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department besides other programmes.