Periyar E V Ramasamy remembered

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Chennai, Sep 17 (UNI) Floral tributes marked the celebration of 130th birth anniversary of rationalist leader Periyar E V Ramasamy in Tamil Nadu today.

On behalf of the Tamil Nadu government, Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, accompanied by his ministerial colleagues, including K Anbazhagan, Arcot N Veerasamy and M K Stalin, garlanded the statue of Periyar on Anna Road.

Earlier, Mr Karunanidhi released ''Thanthai Periyar Vazhvum Thondum,'' a Braille book on the life of Periyar at his Gopalapuram residence.

Ms Feno Sebeen, a visually handicapped student of Stella Maris college, who received the first copy, read out a portion from the book, much to the job of Mr Karunanidhi.

At Periyar's birth place in Erode, Union Minister E V K S Elangovan inaugurated a photo exhibition, depicting the life history of the rationalist leader and paid floral tributes.

On behalf of the AIADMK, former Ministers O Panneerselvam and D Jayakumar garlanded the statue of Periyar near Anna Flyover.

Dravidar Kazhagam President K Veeramani, MDMK General Secretary Vaiko and DMDK President Vijaykanth were among others who paid floral tributes to Periyar.


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