Special Correspondent

THANJAVUR: Film directors Manivannan and R. K. Selvamani flagged off the ‘Thamizh Eela Atharavu Parappum Payanam’ organised by the ‘Ilanthamizhar Iyakkam’ here on Wednesday.

According to K. Aruna Bharathi and M. Senthamizh, co-ordinators of the Ilanthamizhar Iyakkam, they will go village to village informing people through street plays and speeches the problems faced by Sri Lankan Tamils due to the war. Painter Pugazhendhi, Tamil writer Thuran Nambi participated. Manivannan later inaugurated a signature campaign (one lakh signatures) stating that they will not vote for congress in the coming Lok sabha polls. He affixed the first signature.