Tamil Poet Thiruvalluvar’s Statue finally finds a place in Uttarakhand

i. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat decided to install the statue of Tamil saint-poet Thiruvalluvar in the lawns of Haridwar’s Mela Bhawan on the bank of the Ganga.
ii. The lawn where the statue is being installed is bigger and adjacent to the one where it was kept temporarily.
iii. Harish Rawat also wrote a reassuring letter to Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha about installing the statue of Thiruvalluvar is his state’s proud privilege and it will be done with all the fanfare and dignity.
iv. It is noted that In an initiative to introduce Northern India to the great literary legacy of the Tamil savant, former BJP MP (Rajya Sabha) Tarun Vijay had decided to bring his 12-foot statue to Haridwar and install it in the city.
v. This is a followed issue when a newspaper depicts the picture of the statue wrapped in black plastic sheet and lying in a state of neglect on the Mela Bhawan premises had triggered considerable outrage in Tamil Nadu.

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