Humanism week begins with photo exhibition

Special Correspondent

THANJAVUR: District Collector M. S. Shanmugham inaugurated the photo exhibition organised in connection with the ‘Humanism week’ celebrations organised by the Adhidravida Welfare Department on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Shanmugham regretted that humanism is coming down in the whole world. Joint family system has crumbled and people live as individuals treating others as aliens from another planet. He appealed to the students to sink the differences on the basis of caste, creed, colour or religion and live with humanism. District Adi Dravidar welfare officer P. Ramar, District Backward Class Welfare Officer Sri Malini, and Thyagaraja Rao, Manager, TAHDCO, participated in the function.


A rally by school children was held as part of Humanism Week celebrations in Tiruvarur on Saturday.

Abdul Arif Sahib, Adi Dravidar Welfare Officer flagged of the rally which started from the old railway station and ended at Kasturi Matriculation School.

According to Sahib, the Humanism Week celebrations would be held till January 30 in the district.

Essay and oratorical competitions in schools run by Adi Dravidar Welfare Department, visit of NSS volunteers to villages and dining with Adi Dravidar students, would be part of the celebrations.

On the final day Dairy Development Minister U. Mathivanan and Collector M. Chandrasekaran would participate in a function at Thiruthuraipoondi. Cultural programmes would also be held during the week.

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