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‘Educational institutions should treat every child as their own, ‘ Stalin

Chennai, July 18 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin has said that the educational institutions should treat every child as their own  and impart education to them.

He said that those institutions that act otherwise would be punished and brought to book. Stalin was responding to the Kallakurichi incident in which a Class XII student allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the third floor of her hostel building in a private residential school.

The Chief Minister was delivering a virtual speech in the “Tamil Nadu Day” celebrations in Kalaivanar Arangam. He said that while his government was working towards ‘Everything for All’ some regrettable incidents like the violence in Kallakurichi had erupted and added that violence was against development.

Stalin said that a peaceful Tamil Nadu  is the need of the hour and said that strong action would be taken against the perpetrators of violence. He said that  the important reasons behind the development of Tamil Nadu was the linguistic affinity, communal feeling and policy for State autonomy.

He said that the people of the state should not give up any of these above said ideals for anything. The Chief Minister said that identifying oneself as a Tamil does not mean that one is against those who speak other languages and added that States autonomy did not pose a danger to India’s integration.

Stalin said, “Identities such as Tamil, Tamilian and Tamil Nadu are “ not parochial” and added that his language, his community, and his State should find eminence in this vast country and added ,” Likewise other languages, other communities, and other States should find their eminence “.

The Chief Minister said that if a political movement like DMK was not born and had not come to power in the state, it would not have been named Tamil Nadu and would have remained like some ‘Madras Pradesh’ just like Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and the likes without any unique identity.