Periyar birth anniversary celebrated
KARUR: Cadre and leaders of the Dravidian parties celebrated the birth
anniversary of social reformer and founder of Dravidian Movement
Periyar E.V.Ramasamy Naicker here on Friday.
On behalf of the DMK, former MP K.C. Palanisamy, party district
organiser Nanniyur G.Rajendran, town secretary S.P.Kanagaraj, and
others garlanded the statue of Periyar at Thirumanilayur and offered
The AIADMK cadre led by Karur MLA and party district secretary
V.Senthil Balaji and others offered floral tributes to the portrait of
Dravidar Kazhagam cadre led by the district president M.K.Rajasekaran
garlanded the statue of Periyar at Thirumanilayur, while district
president of the Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam Dhanapal and others offered
floral tributes to the statue of the late leader.
Periyar's birth anniversary celebrations were observed by cadres of
various parties here on Friday. Floral tributes and garlands were
placed on Periyar statues across the district. A.K.S.Vijayan, MP,
garlanded Periyar's statue here in Nagapattinam. Similarly, cadre of
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Dravida Kazhagam paid floral tributes to
Periyar in Vedaranyam. Meenakshi Sundaram, chairperson, Vedaranyam
Municipality, S.K.Vedarathnam, MLA were among those, who paid tributes
to the Dravidian ideologue.
The DMK cadre, led by Kavithai Pithan, former MLA, garlanded the
statue of Periyar in the town on Friday. Members of DMDK, led by the
district secretary, N.Jahir, cadre of PMK led by district secretary,
Dharani Ramesh and the members of the Dravidar Kazhagam, led by the
district secretary, Arivoli, paid homage to the late leader.
The district president of the Dravidar Kazhagam, Arumugam and the
district secretary of the DMK, P.Doraisamy, led a silent procession in
the town and garlanded the statue of Periyar at the old bus stand.
M.Rajkumar, MLA, was among those present. Members of the DPI and
Peridyar Dravidar Kazhagam also garlanded the statue of the late
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