Venkaiah to unveil MK’s statue today


Former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s statue will be unveiled today evening at the Omandurar Government Estate premises by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu.

Following the announcement by Chief Minister MK Stalin in the Assembly on 26 April that the birth anniversary of Dravidian stalwart Karunanidhi will be celebrated on 3 June every year and his statue will be installed at the Omandurar Estate, work got underway to erect the statue.

Vice-President Naidu will unveil the statue in the presence of Stalin. Later, a function will be held at Kalaivanar Arangam hall.

On Friday, Stalin wrote an emotional letter to DMK party cadres on the unveiling of Karunanidhi’s statue by recalling the latter’s contributions to the state’s development.

Karunanidhi was elected to the Assembly 13 times since 1957 and he served as CM for five terms – 1969-71, 1971-76, 1989-91, 1996-2001 and 2006-11. He also served as CM of the State for a record 19 years.