Tamil Nadu government declared 17th January as a public holiday, here is why?
According to reports, Tamil Nadu government has declared 17th January as a public holiday. No schools, no colleges, no offices will be open on Friday. This is so because the Tamil Nadu government on Friday declared former Chief Minister and AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran’s birth centenary. MG Ramachandran was the founder of AIADMK and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu. This holiday will be applicable to all State government offices, corporations, local and cooperative bodies, boards constituted by the government and all banks, including cooperative, schools, colleges and all other educational institutions.
It’s a government order
Government itself has declared public holiday on January 17th. In a Government Order, Chief Secretary Girija Vaithiyanathan declared the holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act and asked private companies to consider declaring January 17 as a holiday for their employees in view of the centenary event.
Apart from this, AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala had already said that the birth centenary would be celebrated in a befitting manner. MG Ramachandran was one of the legend of the Tamil Nadu and people still have a love and gratitude for him.
After the tragic death of Jayalalithaa, O Panneerselvam becomes a new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu had urged Prime Minister NarendraModi to issue a commemorative coin and a special postage stamp to honour the late leader.
Throwback of Ramachandran Ministership
MG Ramachandran was an actor but he tried his luck in politics too. MG Ramachandran, affectionately called ‘MGR’, was Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu between 1977 and 1987 and founded the ruling AIADMK in 1972. MGR was also a popular DMK leader and a legislator before he founded the AIADMK following a feud with DMK chief M Karunanidhi. So, this coming Tuesday Tamil Nadu will witness complete off.
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