Within ten minutes of the commencement of the seminar on “Engum Tamil-Ethilum Tamil,” even as the first speaker was giving his introductory address, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, interrupted him and said speakers should not vie with one another in praising him, but focus on the subject of the seminar.

The first speaker was Mohammed Liyakath Ali Khan from Udumalpet who went on praising the Chief Minister for the welfare of the minorities and for the efforts to protect and promote the language.

The Chief Minister took the hand mike and reminded him that the stage had almost all the leaders of various political parties and the subject of the seminar was ‘Engum Tamil-Ethilum Tamil.'

Another speaker in the line-up, Dawood Mia Khan, recalling the services of Mr.Karunanidhi to Tamil, the State and the minority community, said he was left with no option but to conclude saying “Engum Kalaingar, Ethilum Kalaignar and Endrum Kalaingar.”