AIADMK calls on executives to undertake pro-poor social activities on Jayalalithaa’s birthday – The New Indian Express
CHENNAI: A few days before the 72nd anniversary of the birth of its late supremo J Jayalalithaa, the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday called on its executives to celebrate the event by organizing blood and medical donation camps and undertaking social activities that would help the poor.
Top party leaders O Panneerselvam and K Palaniswami will lead the celebrations on February 24 by decorating a statue of the late chief minister at AIADMK headquarters here, according to a party statement.
Chief Minister Palaniswami is the coordinator of AIADMK while his deputy Paneerselvam is the coordinator.
The statement said Jayalalithaa has always urged his supporters to avoid greatness during his birthday celebrations and therefore party workers should mark the day by undertaking social activities that would benefit the poor.
As part of this, they should organize blood donation camps, eye donation activities, medical camps and various events for students and distribute aid to them, organize free weddings and feed people in homes. retirement plans, among others, he added.
Actress turned politician, Jayalalithaa took over the reins of AIADMK after the death of her mentor and party founder MG Ramachandran (MGR) in the late 1980s and first became Chief Minister in 1991.
Known for her remarkable returns, she led the party to victories in the legislative elections of 2001, 2011 and 2016.
Jayalalitha, known as “Puratchi Thalaivi” (revolutionary leader) among her supporters, died on December 5, 2016.