Recognising DMK former leader M Karunanidhi achievement , his portrait to be opened tomorrow inside Tamilnadu assembly by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind.
M Karunanidhi is the longest serving CM in tamilnadu for 19 years.
He was popularly referred to as “Kalaignar” (Artist) and “Mutthamizh Arignar” (Tamil Scholar) for his contributions to Tamil literature. He had the longest tenure as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu with 6,863 days in office.
He was also a long-standing leader of the Dravidian movement and ten-time president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam political party.
During his period he is pioneer in make hut replacement schemes and lauched rashion shop systems and formed Industrial specific parts under the banner TIDCO
Tamilnadu has achieved development and his contribution to Tamilnadu growth in terms of GDP and other social welfare programs has put Tamilnadu as top 5 states in all parameters .
According to the President’s tentative itinerary, he will arrive Chennai airport on August 2 (afternoon), preside over the centenary fete at the Tamil Nadu legislative Assembly in the evening and also unveil a portrait of former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi in the House.
The Assembly hall and the state secretariat, both in Fort St George, the Raj Bhavan, and the airport have been brought under the five-tier security cover.
Led by Chennai police commissioner Shankar Jiwal, 5,000 personnel, including those from commando unit, will be on duty for Kovind’s visit.
Precautionary measures and appropriate security arrangements are in place in all the routes that would be used by the President during his visit here, a police release said.
Earlier, Jiwal chaired a meet of senior police officials to review security arrangements and advised them on measures to be followed in view of Kovind’s visit.
On Monday night, Kovind would stay at the Raj Bhavan here and leave for the Nilgiris District on Tuesday. On August 4, he would visit the Defence Services Staff College at Wellington near Ooty and address the Student Officers of the 77th Staff Course.
He would stay at the Raj Bhavan there and leave for Delhi on August 6.