The Puducherry Government on Thursday launched a scheme of free refreshments for school students in the name of the late DMK President M Karunanidhi. The government says that this is a ‘tribute’ to their efforts to ensure the rights of the state.
Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy, who had differences with Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on many issues, said that the constitution would never allow the Center to interfere in the administration of opposition-ruled states. Narayanasamy said that Karunanidhi, the former Chief Minister of neighboring Tamil Nadu, was interested in the development of Puducherry and especially the Dalit and marginalized people.
The Chief Minister said, “He was an advocate of coalition governance at the center and the concept of autonomous governance at the state level.” Senior DMK leader and Rajya Sabha member from Tamil Nadu RS Bharti formally inaugrated ‘Dr. Inaugurated the Kalaignar mu Karunanidhi Kalai Sitarundi Thittam ‘(Dr. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi Refreshment Scheme), which will benefit about 80,000 students in 419 government and aided institutions.
RS Bharti thanked the Puducherry government for naming it after M Karunanidhi with the inauguration of the scheme. He assured to support the party to protect their rights in the state.
With the start, this scheme will be started at first in 106 schools, because many schools are closed here due to Covid-19. Children from class 9th to 12th are allowed to come for guidance only.