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Important Events   April 2017 to June 2017  
 
21 June 2017 Thiru CH.Vidyasagar Rao, Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu lighted the Yoga Yagna at the 3rd International Day of Yoga Celebrations along with Dr.Mahesh Sharma, Hon'ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Tourism and Culture and Sadhguru, Founder, Isha Foundation at the Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore on 21.06.2017. Thousands of Isha volunteers were present.

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Event on 21 June 2017

Event on 21 June 2017
18 June 2017 Thiru CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu Unveiled the Th
​iruvalluvar​
 Statue 
​in Raj Bhavan, Chennai today (18.06.2017). 
Thiru Sevvoor S.Ramachandran, Hon’ble Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, Hon’ble Thiru Justice M. Karpaga Vinayagam, Former Chief Justice Jharkhand High Court,  Dr (Tmt) Girija Vaidyanathan, Chief Secretary to Government, Thiru Apurva Varma, Principal Secretary to Government, Tourism, Culture and Religious Endowments Department, Thiru Ramesh Chand Meena, Principal Secretary
​ to Governor​
, Dr.M.Veera Shanmugha Moni,  Commissioner, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department, Vice-Chancellors of various Universities, Distinguished invitees were present.

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Event on 18 June 2017
27 May 2017 Thiru CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu and Chancellor of State Universities  appointed Dr. P. Duraisamy as Vice-Chancellor of University of Madras. Dr. P. Duraisamy received the appointment order from the Governor at Raj Bhavan, Chennai (27.05.2017).

Thiru CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu and Chancellor of State Universities  appointed Dr. P.P. Chellathurai as Vice-Chancellor of Madurai Kamaraj University. Dr. Chelladurai received the appointment order from the Governor at Raj Bhavan, Chennai (27.05.2017).

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Event on 27 May 2017

Event on 27 May 2017
23 May 2017 Thiru CH. Vidyasagar RaoHon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu received Thiru Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble President of India at the Coimbatore Airport (23.5.2017).  Event on 23 May 2017
Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India, presented prizes to the winners at 159th Founder’s Day Celebrations at the Lawrence School, Lovedale, Nilgiris District on 23.05.17. Thiru CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu presided over the function.  Thiru S.P. Velumani, Hon’ble Minister for Municipal Administration, Rural Development and Implementation of Special Programme, Shri. Keshav N Desiraj, Chairman, Board of Governors, Miss Sangita Chima, Headmistress and other dignitaries were present. Event on 23 May 2017
Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India was seen off by Thiru CH.Vidyasagar Rao, Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu and Tmt. CH. Vinodha Rao, Madam Governor at Coimbatore Airport on 23.05.2017. Thiru S.P. Velumani, Hon’ble Minister for Municipal Administration, Rural Development and Implementation of Special Programme and other dignitaries were present.  Event on 23 May 2017
22 May 2017 Hon'ble Gove
r​
nor of Tamil Nadu Thiru CH. Vidyasagar Rao and Tmt CH.Vino
d​
ha Rao, Madam Governor witnessed the Tribal Dance Programme
​performed by ​
Todas and Kotas at Ooty, Raj Bhavan (22/05/2017).
The Governor honoured the artists
.
 
Event on 22 May 2017

Event on 22 May 2017
21 May 2017 Shri CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu administered     Anti-Terrorism Day Pledge to the officers and staff of Raj Bhavan at Ooty on 21/05/17.  Event on 21 May 2017
Shri CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu and First Lady Tmt. CH. Vinodha Rao, visited the flower show at Ooty, Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu and presented trophies to the winners at the Valedictory Function on 21/05/17.  

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Event on 21 May 2017

Event on 21 May 2017
19 May 2017 Thiru CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu presented Degrees and Medals at the 37th Annual Convocation of the Anna University at Chennai on 19.05.2017. Thiru K.P. Anbalagan, Hon'ble Minister for Higher Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, Director, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bengaluru, Thiru Sunil Paliwal IAS., Principal Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department, Thiru Rajendra Ratnoo, IAS., Member, Convener Committee, Dr. T.V. Geetha, Member, Convener Committee, Dr. S. Ganesan, Registrar, Anna University and other dignitaries were present.   Event on 19 May 2017
22 Apr 2017 Shri CH.Vidyasagar Rao, Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra & Tamil Nadu called on Shri Vajubhai Vala, Hon'ble Governor of Karnataka at Bangalore on 22.4.2017. Shri Vidyasagar Rao presented the Coffee Table Book, 'The Flora of Raj Bhavan Chennai & Ooty' to the Governor of Karnataka. The meeting was a courtesy call. Event on 22 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017 Thiru CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon’be Governor of Tamil Nadu directed his officials to remove the red beacon light from his car following the Union Cabinet decision headed by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi to do away with the VIP culture to use lights atop the vehicles.   Thiru Ramesh Chand Meena IAS., Principal Secretary to Governor removed the red beacon from Governor’s car today (21.04.2017) at Raj Bhavan, Chennai. Event on 21 Apr 2017
Thiru CH. Vidyasagar, Rao,  Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu and Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University  has appointed Dr. S. Felix, Dean, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri, Chennai, as the Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam.
Dr.S.Felix received the appointment order from the Governor at Raj Bhavan, Chennai (21.4.2017)​. Thiru Ramesh Chand Meena, IAS, Principal Secretary to Governor was present.

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Event on 21 Apr 2017
The
​​
Ambassador of Portugal to India Joao da Camara called on
Thiru CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu at Raj Bhavan, Chennai on 21.4.2017.
The Governor presented the Coffee Table Book ‘Flora of Raj Bhavan Chennai & Ooty
to the Ambassador.
Event on 21 Apr 2017
Thiru CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu interacted with the visitors
​who ​
came to Raj Bhavan, on the first day of Opening of Raj Bhavan, Chennai for Public viewing (21.04.2017). They shared their experience and happiness and thanked the Governor for enabling the common man to visit Raj Bhavan.
Event on 21 Apr 2017
Dr. M. Rajaram, Dr. P. Krishnakumar, Thiru A. Subramanian, Thiru V. Subbiah and Thiru A.V. Balusamy who have been appointed as Members of Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission called on Thiru CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu at Raj Bhavan, Chennai (21.04.2017). Dr. K. Arulmozhi, Chairman, TNPSC was present. Event on 21 Apr 2017
19 Apr 2017 Thiru CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu inaugurated the Massive Tree Plantation Programme at Anna University, Chennai on 19.04.2017.  Thiru K.P. Anbalagan, Hon'ble Minister for Higher Education, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Dr. Girija Vaidyanathan, Chief Secretary to Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Thiru Md. Nasimuddin , Principal Secretary , Environment & Forests Dept. Thiru Ramesh Chand Meena , Principal Secretary to Governor, Thiru Sunil Paliwal , Principal Secretary to Govt., Higher Education Dept., Dr. H. Basavaraju , PCCF & HOD, Dr. S. Ganesan, Registrar, Anna University and other dignitaries were present.

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Event on 19 Apr 2017
  Thiru  CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu released the Coffee Table Book ' Flora of Raj Bhavan Chennai & Ooty' at Anna University, Chennai on 19.04.2017. Dr. Girija Vaidyanathan, Chief Secretary to Govt. of Tamil Nadu received the First Copy. Thiru Apurva Varma, Principal Secretary to Govt. Tourism, Culture & Religious Endowments Dept, Thiru Vikram Kapur, Principal Secretary to Govt. Energy Dept., Thiru Md. Nasimuddin, Principal Secretary, Environment & Forests Dept, Thiru S.K.Prabakar, Principal Secretary to Govt, Public Works Dept., Thiru Ramesh Chand Meena, Principal Secretary to Governor, Thiru Sunil Paliwal, Principal Secretary to Govt., Higher Education Dept., Thiru V Palanikumar, Commissioner . of Tourism & CMD, TTDC, Dr. H. Basavaraju , PCCF& HOD, Dr. S. Ganesan, Registrar, Anna University and other dignitaries were present.   Event on 19 Apr 2017
  Thiru CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu opened the Raj Bhavan  Chennai for Public Viewing and presented the First Visitor's Pass to Thiru Apurva Varma, Principal Secretary to Govt. Tourism, Culture & Religious Endowments Dept,  at the Programme at Anna University, Chennai on 19.04.2017.   Dr. Girija Vaidyanathan, Chief Secretary to Govt. of Tamil Nadu,  Thiru Vikram Kapur, Principal Secretary to Govt. Energy Dept., Thiru Md. Nasimuddin, Principal Secretary, Environment & Forests Dept, Thiru S.K. Prabakar, Principal Secretary to Govt, Public Works Dept., Thiru Ramesh Chand Meena, Principal Secretary to Governor, Thiru Sunil Paliwal, Principal Secretary to Govt., Higher Education Dept., Thiru V Palanikumar, Commissioner . of Tourism & CMD, TTDC, Dr. H. Basavaraj
PCCF& HOD, Dr. S. Ganesan, Registrar, Anna University and other dignitaries were present.

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Event on 19 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 Thiru CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu presented the Techknow 2017 Awards to student entrepreneurs in the programme organised by All India Manufacturers’ Organisation and Anna University at Anna University, Chennai on 18/04/2017.  Dr. S. Ganesan, Registrar, Anna University, Thiru K. E. Raghunathan, National President, All India Manufacturers’ Organisation (AIMO), Thiru S. Srinivasan, Chairman, AIMO (Tamil Nadu State Board),   Tmt S. Malarvizhi, Chairperson, Sri Krishna Educational Institutions, Thiru Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Techknow 2017 and Dr. J. Kumar, Director, Planning and Development, Anna University were present.

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Event on 18 Apr 2017
17 Apr 2017 Thiru. CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu released the Special Postal Cover of INS Chennai on board at Chennai Port Trust on 17.04.2017.  His Highness Prince of Arcot, Thiru M. Sampath, Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu circle, Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, Flag Officer, Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admira Alok Bhatnagar, Flag Officer Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Naval Area and other dignitaries were present. Event on 17 Apr 2017
05 Apr 2017 Thiru CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu handed over
warrant of
appointment to the Chief Justice-Designate, Hon’ble Justice Kumari Indira Banerjee at Raj Bhavan, Chennai on 05/04/2017. Thiru Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was present.

Thiru CH.Vidyasagar Rao, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu administered the
oath of Office to
​ ​
Hon’ble Justice Kumari Indira Banerjee
who was appointed as  Chief Justice of Madras High Court ​
at Raj Bhavan, Chennai on 05/04/2017.
Thiru Edappadi K.Palaniswami, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was present.

Thiru CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu greeted Hon’ble Justice Kumari Indira Banerjee who was sworn-in as Chief Justice of Madras High Court at  Raj Bhavan, Chennai on 05/04/2017. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru Edappadi K. Palaniswami was present..
 
Event on 05 Apr 2017

Event on 05 Apr 2017

Event on 05 Apr 2017
01 Apr 2017 Thiru. CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu presented Degrees and Medals at the 25th Annual Convocation of Mother Teresa Women's University at Chennai on 1st April 2017. Dr. Justice Anita Sumanth, Hon'ble Judge, Madras High Court, Thiru Sunil Paliwal, IAS.,  Principal Secretary to Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Higher Education Department, Dr.(Tmt) G.Valli, Vice-Chancellor, Mother Teresa Women's University and other dignitaries were present. Event on 01 Apr 2017
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