Arunachal Pradesh sisters sing Tamil poet Bharathiyar’s song, PM Modi says ‘thrilled and proud’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he was delighted and proud to hear two sisters from Arunachal Pradesh singing a patriotic song written by the great Tamil poet and freedom fighter Subramania Bharati.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu shared a video of the sisters singing Paarukulle Nalla Naadu Engal Bharatha Naadu (Our Bharath is the greatest of all countries) on July 19. Khandu had tagged BJP Tamil Nadu Unit Chairman K Annamalai and Mahila Morcha leader Vanathi Srinivasan. .
India is proud to be home to the oldest language in the world, Tamil.
Today the 100th Punya Tithi of Subramania Bharati, honored to announce the establishment of the Subramania Bharati Chair of Tamil Studies at BHU, Kashi. pic.twitter.com/kx1bv2S6AQ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 11, 2021
PM Modi quoted the tweet and expressed his joy. “I am delighted and proud to see this. Congratulations to these shining stars of our Yuva Shakthi of Arunachal Pradesh for advancing the spirit of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’ by singing in Tamil Nadu,” he tweeted in English and Tamil.
BJP leader Annamalai thanked Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for sharing the video and praised the sisters for reciting Bharati verses with perfection.
Thanks Hon PM Shri @Narendra Modi avl to underline it.
Special thanks to Hon. CM of Arunachal Pradesh Shri @PemaKhanduBJP avl for sharing this and to Arunachali sisters for reciting Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi verses with perfection! #EkBharatShreshthaBharat https://t.co/nXWb75Gqs5
— K. Annamalai (@annamalai_k) July 20, 2022
Prime Minister Modi, who often quotes Tamil literary works in his speeches, announced last year that the Hindu University of Benares (BHU) would have a chair of Tamil studies in memory of the great Tamil poet.