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Tamil sage poet's life to be taught in all schools

New Delhi

29-November-2014

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Saturday said she will gift books by Thiruvalluvar to all central universities and have the birth anniversary of the Tamil sage poet and philosopher celebrated in schools all over India through introduction of his life and works.

The 133-feet tall Thiruvalluvar statue in Kanyakumari (Photo: Media Ramu)

She conveyed this to Union Minister of State for Heavy Industry Pon Radhakrishnan and several Tamil groups from Delhi and Tamil Nadu who met her here.

The groups led by Radhakrishnan felicitated Irani and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha member Tarun Vijay for successfully taking up the cause of introducing Thiruvalluvar's life and works in north India's schools, a government statement said.

Irani assured that the works of Subrahmanian Bharathiyar will also be introduced in north India's schools.

She said that through essay and poetry competitions to be organised nationally, Thiruvalluvar's works will be introduced in schools all over India.

Similarly, all other national languages will be properly honoured and the rich heritage of India's languages will be made known to students, the statement said. - IANS