Tamil Language Is Eternal, Culture Global, Says PM In Chennai: 10 Points

This is PM Modi's first official visit Tamil Nadu after DMK came to power last year.

PM Modi held a roadshow after arriving in Chennai.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today praised Tamil Nadu as a special place and lauded the Tamil language as eternal and its culture as global. He also inaugurated 11 projects worth Rs 31,000 crore.

Here are the top 10 points on this big story:

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of 11 projects, including a 262-km-long Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway, worth over ₹31,000 crore in Tamil Nadu.

  2. Underscoring the National Education Policy, he said technical and medical courses can be pursued in local languages and youngsters from Tamil Nadu could benefit from this.

  3. PM Modi said India is providing all possible support to the economic crisis-hit Sri Lanka including financial, fuel, food, medicine and other essential items and recalled that he was the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Jaffna earlier.

  4. This is PM Modi's first official visit to Tamil Nadu after DMK came to power last year. DMK beat their archrivals AIADMK in the 2021 assembly elections.

  5. The state police department had deploying nearly 20,000 police personnel across the city. Traffic diversions were also made in some areas.

  6. PM Modi held a roadshow after arriving in Chennai.

  7. BJP workers accorded a rousing reception to PM Modi with a large number of cadre lining up on roads with party flags and raising slogans hailing him and hosting traditional cultural events.

  8. Cultural dances like 'Karagattam' and 'Poikkal Kuthirai Aatam' were held to the accompaniment of traditional music and several artists dressed up in 'Kathakali' attire could be seen lining up on road margins to welcome the Prime Minister.

  9. PM Modi inaugurated 1,152 houses constructed under the Light House Project - Chennai. The project has been built at a cost of Rs 116 crore under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban.

  10. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of a Multi Modal Logistic Park in Chennai worth around Rs 1,430 crore. It would provide seamless intermodal freight movement and also offer multiple functionalities.