Jaya clears decks for Desika Vinayakam Pillai statue



Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday sanctioned Rs 10.80 lakh for installing a statue of emninent Tamil poet Kavimani Desika Vinayakam Pillai.

Jayalalithaa had informed the Assembly in May 2012 that a statue of the poet will be installed at Suseenthiram in Kanyakumari District.

According to a state government release today, the poet had strived for bringing Tamil-speaking areas of Travancore province under Tamil Nadu.

Meanwhile, she allocated Rs 25 lakh towards the renovation of the Kamaraj memorial here besides granting Rs 99 lakh for MGR Government Film and Television Training Institute towards renovation and procuring modern equipment, the release added.

PTI