Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday declared open the world’s first green legislature building, the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly-Secretariat Complex, on the Omanthoorar Government Estate in Chennai.
The occasion was attended by TN Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, TN Assembly Speaker R. Avudaiappan, Madras High Court Chief Justice H.L. Gokhale and a host of other dignitaries, Dr. Singh pressed the button to unveil the plaque marking the inauguration of the complex to the tunes of traditional Nagaswaram music.
The Prime Minister hailed the leadership of Karunanidhi and said Tamil Nadu had marched forward as a model of development in the country. The PM said that the state had attained new heights in rural development and agrarian transformation while at the same time becoming the hub of India’s dynamic automobile industry.