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Sanga Tamil Peravai honours Karunanidhi

Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Sunday justified functions organised to felicitate him, saying they were not just meant to honour him for his achievements and contributions, but also to prod him to work with vigour for the welfare of people.

Addressing a function organised by the Sanga Tamil Peravai to honour him for his contribution to the Tamil language and society, the Chief Minister urged senior party leaders, Ministers in the State and at the Centre, MLAs and MPs to work with discipline, dignity and vigour for the welfare of people. “It is not adequate that I alone work with fervour. You should also work.”

Taking a cue from Law Minister and president of the peravai, Durai Murugan, who came down on critics of the function, the Chief Minister said the objective of the event was not to tell him to retire as he had accomplished his tasks.

“Retirement is my personal matter and I will announce when to retire. The functions will serve as an impetus to carry forward the agenda of Anna (former Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai),” he added.

External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said the inclusive government and inclusive agendas of Mr. Karunanidhi were a role model for many Chief Ministers in the country.

“He is a man of destiny not just for the Tamils in Tamil Nadu, but also for the entire Tamil diaspora.”

Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah said though his father and Mr. Karunanidhi had issues with the Centre, both of them fought for them and won.

Actors Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Mammooty and Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting and founder of the Peravai Jagathratchagan participated in the function.

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