Tamil Nadu govt would commemorate the loss of life anniversary of firebrand poet and freedom fighter Subramania Bharati on September 11 as “Mahakavi” Day.
Listing out plans to watch the 100th loss of life anniversary of the poet whose works ignited patriotism and left an indelible mark on Tamil literature, Chief Minister of the State MK Stalin mentioned weekly occasions could be held on the Bharathiyar Memorial House for the following three hundred and sixty five days to mark the centenary.
“September 11, the death anniversary of Mahakavi Bharati, will be observed annually as “Mahakavi Day” on behalf of the Government. A State-level poetry competition will be conducted for school and college students and the “Bharati younger poet Award” with a purse of Rs one lakh will be given,” the Chief Minister mentioned in a remark.
A compilation of Subramania Bharati’s poems and essays could be introduced out in a guide titled “Manathil Urithi Vendum” (Firmness in Mind) at a value of Rs 10 crore and be allotted to 37 lakh college scholars, he mentioned.
A separate wing ”Bharathiyal” could be set as much as assemble the books of Bharathiyar and his analysis paintings copies of which might be to be had at his memorials at Ettayapuram in Tuticorin district, the place the poet was once born, and at Triplicane in addition to within the Anna Centenary Library in Chennai and in Madurai.
Events with the theme “parengum Bharat” (Bharati all over the place), in collaboration with the World Tamil Associations, could be organised, he mentioned.
The Chief Minister additional mentioned a live performance ”Bharati on Screen” showing only Subramania Bharati’s songs featured in the movies would be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here after the coronavirus pandemic recedes.
Apart from setting up a chair in the poet’s name at Trichy Bharathidasan University, financial assistance would be provided to maintain the house in Kashi, Uttar Pradesh, where he lived.
“The Women Livelihood Mission, to be applied through the agricultural construction division, might be named after Bharatiyar who advocated girls’s construction,” the Chief Minister mentioned.