Tributes paid to Bharathi on his birth anniversary

Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam along with Cultural Minister Ma Foi Pandiarajan, BJP national secretary H Raja, senior BJP leader L Ganesan and Mylapore MLA Natraj among others today carried a palanquin with a statue of Mahakavi Bharathi on the poet’s birth anniversary.

The event took place from the entrance of Parthasarathy Temple in Triplicane, Chennai.

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today led the union territory in paying tributes to nationalist poet Subramania Bharathi on his 136th birth anniversary.

Deputy Speaker V P Sivakolundhu, legislators, delegates of different Tamil outfits and officials were among those who paid tributes at the revolutionary poet’s statue near Raj Nivas here.

The Chief Minister later drove to Bharathiar Memorial-cum-museum located at the place where the poet lived in the union territory for 10 years when it was under French rule. Popularly known as ‘Mahakavi Bharathi,’ he was a zealous freedom fighter, journalist and social reformer.

NT Bureau