He said,"This morning I read a newspaper report that the Central Government has issued a circular to celebrate Teachers' Day (September 5) as Guru Utsav hereafter. We have been celebrating Teachers' Day for several years. This is
an apt example of hatching a conspiracy to downgrade Tamil language and those who made sacrifices for it's welfare."
In fact, NDA ally and MDMK chief Vaiko has also demanded that the governmeny withdrew the order, saying that national integrity can only be strengthened if
India's languages are protected and nurtured.