Stalin turns 65, DMK members gift books

Stalin turns 65, DMK members gift books

DMK working president and leader of opposition M K Stalin has turned 65 today. To mark the occasion, party members will gift him books, as per a request by him.

Karunanidhi is visiting the memorial of Anna and Periyar, besides seeking the blessings of his father and DMK president M Karunanidhi and mother Dayalu Ammal.

Stalin has asked his supporters to avoid extravagant banners and posters to celebrate his birthday, which might lead to “disenchantment among the public.”

Instead, Stalin wanted the DMK members to gift him books on his birthday and organise welfare programmes.

“Out of love, many party members gift me glittering shawls on my birthday. With changing time and sartorial preferences, shawls have become useless pieces of cloth and gifting them has become meaningless. Instead, revive the habit of gifting books that would help one lifelong,” he said.

A meeting of DMK’s district secretaries held in Chennai on Tuesday, chaired by Stalin, discussed a host of issues, including local bodies elections expected soon.