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140th birth anniversary events of Periyar inaugurated

CPI leader R. Nallakannu garlanding Periyar statue at Palayamkottai on Friday.

CPI leader R. Nallakannu garlanding Periyar statue at Palayamkottai on Friday.   | Photo Credit: A_SHAIKMOHIDEEN

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A two-day event marking the 140th birth anniversary of Periyar was started here on Friday.

To inaugurate the event, senior politicians, writers, artistes, poets and social activists, led by R. Nallakannu of CPI, garlanded the statue of Periyar near Palayamkottai bus stand.

Former Assembly Speaker R. Avudaiyappan, Palayamkottai MLA TPM Mohideen Khan, film editor Lenin, artist Chandru, film director Lenin and many others participated.

On Saturday, a national conference would be held at the Centenary Hall in Palayamkottai. Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Minister V.M. Rajalakshmi, Vice-Chancellor of the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University K. Baskar would take part in the event, which would be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A host of key personalities would deliver their speeches during the event, following which a Makkal Kalaivizha would be held on the ground outside the hall. Kanimozhi, Mr. Nallakannu, VCK chief Thol. Thirumavalavan, author Suba Veerapandian, Periyarist Kolathur Mani, and many others would be participating.

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