Vairamuthu says ‘Thirukkural’ should be considered as our nation’s identity

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Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013

Vairamuthu says ‘Thirukkural’ should be considered as our nation’s identity

On eve of Thiruvalluvar Day, lyricist Vairamuthu has forwarded request that ‘Thirukkural’, the masterpiece of Tamil literature, should be announced a national book..  Lyricist Vairamuthu has released a statement:-

‘Here is demand on eve of ‘Thiruvalluvar Day’.  The Indian Government preserves some as identity of the nation.  But, so far, no book has been announced as identity of nation.  Tamils believe that Thirukkural, which is beyond language, beyond race, should be treated the nation’s identity.  So, Thirukkural should be announced a national book.  It is hard for one message to last for more than hundred years.  It is still more difficult for one message to last for more than 200 years.  But message by a Tamil has lasted for two thousand years.   It stills remains amidst people in the world.  This is a pride for a Tamil.’’ 

‘Tamils are losing the traditional identities.  During Pongal, they used to follow numerous traditions.  We should understand the meaning of those traditions and preserve those traditions.’ 

‘The tradition during Pongal is such that it is a precautionary measure against unexpected accidents.  Tamils are forgetting these traditional identities.  Tamils should understand the meaning of those and renew those identities.  Here is message for Tamils during Thiruvalluvar Day.  Everybody should understand the meaning and read Thirukkural.  Just chanting alone does not preserve the literature.  It should be experienced and lived.  This is the gratitude we could show for Thiruvalluvar.  I convey thanks to Kalaignar who raised voice to protect Thiruvalluvar Statue in Kanyakumari and Tamil Nadu Government for taking necessary measures’ said Vairamuthu.’

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