Chandigarh– Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal participated because the chief visitor within the ‘Pongal Festival’ organized by Chandigarh Tamil Sangam on Saturday night and inaugurated the Goddess Mother Tamil Temple and later provided floral tributes to Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar Statue.
The program’s spotlight was the fifteen-minute speech delivered in chaste Tamil by the Chief Minister. Sh. Manohar Lal’s penchant for languages may be very well-known. It was in full show as he spoke amidst thundering applause from the viewers. He revered the Tamil language as one of many oldest languages on the earth. He reminded the viewers of the speech made by the Prime Minister within the United Nations General Assembly, the place he invoked the good Tamil saint “KaniyanPoongundranar” and his adage “ Yaadumoore, YaavarumKelir.” (we belong to all locations and everybody).
He mentioned that Tamils and their folks have all the time stood for common brotherhood. He warned that some elements in society are attempting to wedge synthetic variations based mostly on race, faith, and area. He requested the viewers to defeat such forces. He additionally mentioned that your entire nation rejoiced in Lord Ram’s devotion. He requested the viewers to rejoice one other Diwali after their Pongal celebrations have been over.
The Chief Minister additionally conceded to the long-standing demand for the ashiana flats for the dwellers of MaheshpurMadarasi colony by saying that every one eligible beneficiaries could be allotted flats as quickly as attainable. He additionally introduced a Rs. 15 lakh from his discretionary grant to allow the completion of the Bharathibhavan on the Chandigarh Tamil Sangam premises.
Sh. Madhavan, IAS (Retd), Former Chief Secretary of Haryana and President of the Chandigarh Tamil Sangam, welcomed the Chief Minister and the gathering. He warmly remembered that the Chief Minister had graciously attended the Pongal celebrations in 2019 additionally. More than 600 Tamil folks from totally different elements of Haryana participated on this Pongal celebration. Cultural applications reflecting Tamil Nadu and its tradition have been organized in affiliation with the South Zone Cultural Centre.
Sh. S.P. Rajasekaran, General Secretary of Tamil Sangam, profusely thanked CM for his fixed help and motherly angle in direction of Tamil folks and Sangam. CM was felicitated with “KamakshiVilakku” with the chanting from Tamil clergymen.
Chandigarh Tamil Sangam, a non-profit socio-cultural group, has been serving on this tricity for over 50 years. It has lengthy been actively concerned in numerous socio, cultural, charity, and humanitarian actions.
Managing Director, HAFED, Sh. J. Ganesan and Sh. Narayanan, IFS have been current together with their households in the course of the perform. Members of the Chandigarh Tamil group and different socio-cultural organizations from the Tricity have been additionally a part of the perform.