President Ram Nath Kovind today said the people of Tamil Nadu and institutions like the University of Madras were a model for the country.
Delivering the 160th Convocation address of the University of Madras, he said University of Madras is a monumental institution of this part of the country.
“V V Giri, S Radhakrishnan, Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, K R Narayanan, R Venkatesan, A P J Abdul Kalam were the six predecessors of mine who are the alumni of this university,” he said.
It is owing to this great legacy that University of Madras has the recognition of being known as mother of universities, he said.
He also participated in a separate event at Guru Nanak College in Velachery. He inaugurated the Guru Amar Das block and Shaheed Baba Deep Singh auditorium.
As part of the security arrangements, temporary check-posts have been installed in various parts of the city to monitor the movement of people. He left Chennai in the afternoon.