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Tributes paid to Thiruvalluvar

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016,17:28 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Chennai | Tributes were paid to Tamil saint poet Thiruvalluvar across the state and neighbouring Puducherry today on the occasion of Thiruvallvar Day.

AIADMK Ministers led the state in paying tributes to the saint-poet known for his popular Tirukkural, a set of 1330 couplets that deal with various aspects of life including morality and love.

Cabinet Ministers including KC Veeramani, B Valarmathi and Kt Rajenthira Balaji paid floral tributes to a portrait of Thiruvalluvar at the Marina here. Many others including famous lyricist Vairamuthu paid tributes to Tiruvalluvar.

Earlier, the DMK government in 2000 had erected a 133-ft tall statue of Tiruvalluvar in Kanyakumari.

A Puducherry report said Chief Minister N.Rangasamy led the Union Territory in paying tributes to the poet.

Rangasamy garlanded a statue of Thiruvalluvar while Welfare and Tourism Minister P.Rajavelu, legislators, delegates of various Tamil organisations and scholars were among those who paid their tributes.

Leaders of various political parties also paid tributes at the statue.