The State Government has given permission to install a statue of Alagappa Chettiar at Karaikudi.

In a statement, M. Narayanan, president, Vallar Alagappar Silai Amaippu Kuzhu, said it would be installed at a junction near railway gate. Though the date had not been finalised for opening the statue, it would be held on or before April 6, 2011, his (Alagappa Chettiar) birth anniversary. It would cost around Rs.6 lakh. The alumni of Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, Alagapa University and other institutions could contribute. Interested persons could contact the members of Vallar Alagappar Silai Amaippu Kuzhu, Pari Nagar Nalasangam in Karaikudi at 94442 73549.