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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
"Political parties promoted Thirukkural in Parliament!" --- Shri Tarun Vijay
Statue of Thiruvalluvar at Kanyakumari which is the southermost point of India.
HH Bala Periyava at the school during Ayudha Pooja in 2014. Pic courtesy Kamakoti.org
HH Pudhu Periyava blessing the students in that school some years back.
The verses of Thiruvalluvar remain a cultural constitution of India, said former member of Parliament Shri Tarun Vijay in Tambaram on Sunday January 15th, 2017.
Addressing a gathering of the students and academicians as part of ‘Thiruvalluvar Day’ celebration at Sri Kanchi Mahaswami Vidya Mandir in Rajakilpakkam near Tambaram in Madras, he said understanding India without understanding the ancient Tamil treatise would be incomplete.
Honouring the prize winners of competitions commemorating the birth anniversary of Thiruvalluvar, he also recalled the services rendered by Adi Sankara, Kanchi Paramacharya and poet Subramania Bharathi in promoting Indian unity through Their religious works and poems. To promote the cultural heritage of south India to other parts of the country, the Centre announced competitions in Thirukkural for schools and colleges.
Mr. Vijay said political parties with diverse ideologies came together to promote Thirukkural in Parliament in December 2015.
Member of Parliament Ela. Ganesan and Managing Trustee of Sri Kanchi Mahaswami Trust V. Shankar participated.
Source: The Hindu.
Thiruvalluvar is a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher whose contribution to Tamil literature is the Thirukkural, a work on ethics. He is thought to have lived between 4th century and 1st century BC.