PM Narendra Modi has bowed to the venerable Thiruvalluvar

15th January is celebrated as Thiruvalluvar Day and is declared as a public holiday in Tamil Nadu

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said "I bow to the venerable Thiruvalluvar on Thiruvalluvar Day. His thoughts and works reflect the immense knowledge as well as wisdom he was blessed with. People across generations have been positively impacted by his ideals. I urge more youngsters across India to read the Kural."

The Government of Tamil Nadu initiated the celebration of Thiruvalluvar and his works on the fourth day of the Pongal festival celebrations. A memorial called Valluvar Kottam was built in Chennai in 1976.

15th January is celebrated as Thiruvalluvar Day and is declared as a public holiday in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

On Thiruvalluvar day, Tamil people from Tamil Nadu put garland the Thiruvalluvar statue to show respect to his great intellect. Several meetings, literary discourses and seminars are organized all over Tamil Nadu by various Tamil scholars, party leaders and members of the Thiruvalluvar Mandram .

Several schools organize programs on this occasion, inviting children to write essays, recite his work and debate about his teachings.
 

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