RSS Tamilnadu has welcomed the steps being taken by the Tamilnadu government to build a Bharatmata temple in Papparapati, Dharmapuri District and an International Yoga and Naturopathy Medical Science Centre in Chengalpet.
According to a statement, RSS Tamil Nadu State President Kumaraswamy, Dharmapuri District President Govindarajan, Salem Jilla Secretary Chandrasekar, State Executive Member Sambamurthy and State Organiser P M Ravikumar met the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and expressed their regards.
A temple for Bharatmata, the wish of the late freedom fighter, Subramania Siva, is all set to become a reality soon at Papparapatti in Dharmapuri district, nearly after a century.
The foundation stone for this temple was laid by the late freedom fighter, Deshbandhu CR Das, on June 23, 1923.
Information Minister Kadambur Raju on Monday announced in the Assembly that this temple would come up at an expenditure of Rs 1.5 crore.
Apart from announcing setting up of a memorial with library for Bharatmatha at Papparapatti near Pennagaram in Dharmpuri district at a cost of Rs 1.50 crore to realise the dream of freedom fighter Subramania Siva, he also announced setting up of a memorial pillar music maestro Nallappaswami at Vilathikulam in Tuticorin district at a cost of Rs 25 lakh.
Meanwhile, coming down hard on the Centre for rejecting a freedom fighter’s pension application on “hyper technical” grounds, the Madras High Court on Friday ordered that the benefits be extended to his legal heirs since he had passed away.