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Golden jubilee of state's renaming as TN to be celebrated

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The golden jubilee of the state getting rechristened as will be celebrated by the government, K told the Assembly today.

Recalling that the State was rechristened on January 14, 1969 known till then as "Madras State", said, "on January 14 this year, our historic State is stepping into its fiftieth year with the name of Tamil Nadu."

It has hence been decided to observe its golden jubilee through events to mark the eminence of Tamil language and Tamil people, he said adding young Tamil research scholars will be honoured at the valedictory.

Events including those involving art and games apart from essay, poetry and elocution competitions will be held across the State, he said.

The recalled that Thyagi Sankaralinganar had made an appeal to the then for renaming Madras State as in 1956.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 16:20 IST