PCC leaders pay tribute to Bharat Ratna K Kamaraj

Port Blair
15 Jul 2017

The 115th birthday of Bharat Ratna  K Kamaraj was celebrated at Gandhi Bhavan on Saturday. The president, Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma garlanded the portrait of Kumaraswami Kamaraj followed by floral tributes by  members of Zilla Parishad, Port Blair  Municipal Council, PRIs, supporters of the Congress Party and general public.  In his address, Mr Sharma said that Shri Kamaraj  became  active as  political workers at  the age of 18    and joined  the Congress party  and fully involved in the Indian independence movement.  He served as INC president for four years between 1964-1967.  He was the chief minister of Tamil Nadu during 1954-1963 and is still  remembered for bringing school education to  the rural  poor by introducing free education and free mid-day meal scheme during  his tenure as Chief minister.  He was  popular  for his simplicity and integrity , Mr Kuldeep  added.