PM Modi Speech on Tamil New Year Puthandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (April 13) addressed a program on the eve of Tamil New Year Puthandu (Puthandu 2023). During this, he described Tamil as the oldest language in the world. PM Modi recalled the contribution of Tamil culture and described India as the world’s oldest democracy.
‘Tamil is the oldest language in the world’
PM Modi said, “Tamil is the oldest language in the world. Every Indian is proud of this. Tamil literature is also widely respected. The contribution of Tamil people in the freedom movement has also been very important. After independence, the talent of the people of Tamil Nadu has given a new height to the country even in the reconstruction of the country.
The PM said, “The contribution of Tamil people in the field of law and education is incomparable. India is the oldest democracy in the world. There is so much in Tamil culture that has shaped India as a nation.
first day of tamil calendar on 14 april
Tamil New Year Puttandu is starting from 14th April. Before joining the program, PM Modi tweeted that he is participating in the Tamil New Year celebrations at the residence of his colleague, Thiru L. Murugan. Thiru L. Murugan is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
‘Puttandu festival of innovation in antiquity’
PM Modi said, “Puttandu is a festival of innovation in antiquity. Such an ancient Tamil culture and this tradition of moving forward every year with new energy from Puttandu, is wonderful. This is what makes Tamil Nadu and the Tamil people so special.
The PM said, “The place called Uttarimerur in Tamil Nadu is very special. Here an inscription from 1100 to 1200 years ago gives a glimpse of India’s democratic values. “He said,” There is a Venkatesh Perumal temple at Tiru-Mukkudal near Kanchipuram, 70 km from Chennai. This temple built during the Chola Empire is also about 1100 years old.
Kashi-Tamil Sangamam remembered
PM Modi said, how successful was the recently concluded Kashi Tamil Sangamam. In this program, we have celebrated antiquity, innovation and diversity together. I believe that the life of Kashi residents is incomplete without Tamil people and the life of Tamil people is incomplete without Kashi. This affinity is easily visible when someone from Tamil Nadu comes to Kashi.
PM Modi said, “In the amritkal of independence, it is our responsibility to know about our Tamil heritage, tell the country and the world. This heritage is a symbol of our unity and the spirit of ‘Nation First’.
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