Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Celebrating Birth anniversary of Mahakavi Subrahmanya Bharathiyar


Tuesday 11th Dec 2012, marked the  birth anniversary of  Desiya Kavi Subramanya Bharathi, considered the icon of Tamil pride. A great poet, prolific writer, positive thinker, man with progressive ideals, great visionary, genius ~ man who thought much ahead of his times, the National poet lived only for 39 years. 

Vanavil Panpattu Maiyam grandly organized Birthday celebrations at the very place where he resided in Thiruvallikkeni, Thulasinga Perumal Kovil Street, just opposite Lord Azhagiya Singar sannathi.

On the sands of Marina beach, opp to PWD, there is the statute of Bharathiyar and was happy to see the statue garlanded by Govt. of Tamilnadu. 



At Triplicane, the Traders under their banner ‘Thiruvallikkeni Vyabarigal Sangam’ celebrated the birthday by garlanding and by putting up posters, which was a thing to relish.

Today’s Times of India carries a photo of a school in Chennai which celebrated by asking students to dress up as the Tamil poet, but its warning, obviously put up earlier, stuck out like a sore thumb ~ an aberration.

Here is Bharathiyar’s words on ‘strong mind and committed will power’ courtesy : http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~vasur/manathil.html


With regards – S. Sampathkumar

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