Periyar E.V.R. Marriage and consequence result. Tamil speech by S.V.Ramani.
Nellai jabamani M.L.A of Sathankulam and freedom fighter has expressed
his opinion in his writings in regard the Dravidian parties which developed in Tamil Nadu without any ideology. S.V.Ramani narrate some of writings thro his speeches for the information of Younger generations.
Periyar was born in the Town of Erode, Tamil Nadu to a wealthy Nayakar family. At a young age, he witnessed numerous incidents of racial, caste and gender discrimination. Periyar married when he was 19, and had a daughter who lived for only 5 months. His first wife, Nagammai, died in 1933. Periyar married Maniammai for a second time in July 1948 under the advice of Rajaji.
In 1939, Periyar became the head of the Justice Partyand in 1944, he changed its name to Dravidar Kazhagam. The party later due to marriage of Periyar with Maniammai, split and one group led by C. N. Annadurai formed the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in 1949.
Periyar E.V.Ramasamy, social reformer and a known atheist may not have been an atheist, after all. Information available thro Deccan Chronical News Paper dated 22-7-2009 which has indicated that he is said to have prayed to God to help the Kovai Sarvajna School flourish during his visit here in 1925.
His jottings in the visitors’ book of the school still remain a closely guarded secret. This is what was penned in the book: “kadavul ip palliukudathirku melum melum abivrithiku arul puriyattum” which means, ‘God should help this school grow.’ The DK founder goes on to add, “kudumbathirku ayul vrithiyum subikshamum kudukka prarthikkiren” — ‘I pray to God that the family (of PSG) should have long life and prosperity’.
Let us hail the Social activities of Periyar and his belief towards God.