Pon Muthuramalinga Thevar 103 birth anniversary. Jayanthi.
The Thevar jayanti celebrations in the southern districts passed off peacefully barring minor incidents on 30-10-2010.A large posse of police personnel was deployed at Pasumpon village, the birthplace of freedom fighter Muthuramalinga Thevar, which saw a number of leaders from all political parties visiting the memorial to pay tributes on his 103rd birth anniversary.
It was a carnival of sorts in Pasumpon, a remote hamlet in south Tamil Nadu and birthplace of Pon Muthuramalingam, a freedom fighter widely acknowledged as a Thevar caste leader and a crusader for social justice. With politicians of all hues making a beeline for Pasumpon, the otherwise nondescript village in backward Ramanathapuram district came alive on Saturday.
AIADMK Leader Jayalalithaa, announced that she would offer a ‘thanga kavasam’ (golden armour) for the idol of Thevar within the temple “as per a request made to her by the temple priest”.
All the political parties, including affiliated caste outfits, make it an annual ritual to visit Pasumpon village during the last week of October every year to assure members of the Mukkulathor community that they are interested in the welfare of the most backward caste.
View the Thevar Jayanthi thro “You Tube”. Thanks to Jaya TV.