Death Anniversary of Subramania Bharati
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♦ His works ignited patriotism and left an indelible mark on Tamil literature. To mark the centenary, weekly activities will be held at the Bharathiyar Memorial House in the kingdom for subsequent 1 year.
♦ Government of Tamil Nadu will also be conducting a state-level poetry competition for college and university students and “Bharati younger poet Award’’ will be presented along with a purse of Rs one lakh.
♦ Women Livelihood Mission will additionally be renamed after Bharatiyar. This scheme is to be implemented by means of the rural development department.
♦ To mark the centenary, authorities will deliver the Manathil Uruthi Vendum book. It will include a compilation of her poems and essays. Books will be introduced at the fee of Rs 10 crore and disbursed amongst 37 lakh college students. Government will also set up a separate wing ‘Bharathiyar’ to bring together the books of Bharathiyar.
♦ Government will be organising occasions below the theme ‘parengum Bharathi’ (Bharathi everywhere), in collaboration with World Tamil Associations.