Chennai Rates e-Book ¥ ¢ ¤ £ © ¢ ¨ ¡ § ¢ ¤ ¦ § Diesel/l Rs.75.59 Gold (24k) Rs.5127 gm Petrol/l Rs 84.14 Silver Rs.66.70/gm https://makkalkural.net/e-book https://trinitymirror.net/e-book CHENNAI Thursday 19-11-2020 VOL. 26 No.128 PAGES 6 ` 4.00 NATIONAL DAILY FOR THE PEOPLE REGD. NO.TN/.CC (S) DN/134/18-20 RNI Regd.No. 62432/1995 TN PMG(CCR)/WPP No 676/18-20 Palaniswami inaugurates 86 completed works worth Rs. 123.53 cr Salem, Nov 19: DMK Leader Stalin cannot digest AIADMK government’s achievements, Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami said in a Government function in Salem. Chief Minister Edapadi Palaniswami inaugurate 86 completed works worth Rs. 123.53 cr and laid foundation stone for 44 projects worth Rs. 118.93 crores at the function held at Salem Vanavasi Polytechnic college campus. Speaking at the function in Salem Chief Minister Palaniswami said, DMK Leader Stalin cannot digest AIADMK government’s achievements. Once he said that AIADMK government would not last for one week, but the after Jayalalithaa AIADMK government has completed the term.” Palaniswami said, “Tamil nadu tops in all spheres. It tops in good governance and performance. TN has received several awards for the performance in various sectors. Stalin cannot digest the popularity of AIADMK. He is simply finding fault with the government and issuing statements daily by sitting in a room. We can call him ‘Arikkai Nayagan’. For the past 6 months he has not come out of his house. Stalin can’t digest AIADMK govt’s achievements: CM Where as, I am touring districts, inaugurate new schemes, lay foundation stones for new projects. I am meeting people very often. Palaniswami lauded the district administration for its efforts in curbing the spread of Covid infection and said that Saying that the district has followed all the pro- tocols recommended by the State government. Amid a pandemic, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has undertaken a tour of the districts in the state to review Covid management, progress of government welfare projects. At a function held at Salem Vanavasi Polytechnic college campus, Palaniswami inaugurate 86 completed works worth Rs. 123.53 cr and laid foundation stone for 44 projects worth Rs. 118.93 crores. Higher Education Minister K.P. Anbhazhagan, MPs, MLAs, Salem Collector C.A. Raman, TN Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami participted in the consecration ceremony of Sri Sendraya Perumal Thirukovil at Periyasoragai. Meenakshi Sundararajan Engg induction held online Chennai, Nov 19: Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College conducted the Virtual Valedictory function of its Student Induction Program for first year students on E-platform today. The event kicked start the prayer song by one of their student Nithyasree, which was followed by the welcome address by Secretary K.S.Babai. The first year students then shared the experience garnered by them during the Student Induction Program. Former Executive Director of Lucas TVS Ltd, Chennai, N Ravichandran was the Chief Guest for the event. While addressing the students he said,” We live in a ever changing world where everything is fast moving. Even to stay in the same place we should keep running and proper Education gives you the power to cope with this fast moving world. Education is not only about securing a degree, it is a tool that helps you to build yourself into a better person in all aspects. So as a student you are served with immense opportunities in the modern world, but it is up to you to select the proper path, grab each and every opportunity in order to mold yourself into a better human being.” Correspondent of Meenakshi Engineering College K.S.Lakshmi, Director N Sreekanth, Principal P.K.Suresh, Academics Dean K.Umarani, First years students of Meenakshi Engineering College The management strives constantly to develop this institution into a “Centre of Excellence” imparting Engineering education to young men and women, grooming their overall personality with the highest emphasis on ethical values and honing them to face the challenges of the industry and the nation at large. Apex Co-operative Bank Chairman R.Elangovan, officials present at the event. Chief Minister distributed the welfare assistance to the beneficiaries. On behalf of Health Department, Chief Minister Palaniswami flagged off the 108 ambulance service. Chief Minister Palaniswami flagged off the mobile milk procurement van with refrigerator systems to procure milk from tribal villages near Karumandhurai. TN to restructure TIIC to boost industrial sector Chennai, Nov 19: The government of Tamil Nadu to restructure the Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation (TIIC) to boost industrial sector. The corporation was established under the Companies Act in 1949 as the first State-level development financial institution for catalysing industrial development. The government has taken this decision as per the recommendations by the Rangarajan Committee, which studied the impact of the COVID-19 on the State’s economy and submitted its report to Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami in September. The committee had said in its report that the TIIC “can be restructured and strengthened to expand lending to industries by infusing capital of Rs. 1,000 crore over three years”. To meet the challenges and transform itself into a socially relevant and efficient development finance institution capable of elevating itself as a major player in the State to serve the industry, the TIIC is proposing to engage a consultant to carry out the mentioned scope of work. The TIIC provides financial assistance to micro, small, medium, large scale industrial units and service sector projects. The Rangarajan Committee has also recommended developing integrated townships with social infrastructure facilities in the ‘growth centres’, which would provide a big advantage for the State in attracting investments and also stressed the need for developing a comprehensive plan to provide industrial housing facilities in all industrial clusters through the Tamil Nadu Shelter Fund. Eminent Tamil scholar Dubiansky passes away, Indo-Russian Chamber of Commerce condoles K.S. Babai Secretary and their parents were also present during the function. Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College (MSEC) was established by the IIET Society in 2001. This institution is a part of the prestigious KRS Group of Institutions which also includes the renowned IIET (Indian Institute of Engineering Technology) established in 1947 by our Founder Late Shri K.R.Sundararajan, the well-known Meenakshi College for Women and the more recently established Meenakshi Sundararajan School of Management. The institutions on the KRS Campus are known for the quality education they impart and their stringent levels of discipline. Since inception MSEC has shown consistent performance in academics and extra-curricular spheres. Chennai, Nov 19: Renowned Tamil scholar from Russia Professor Alexander Dubiansky passed away yesterday, he was 79. Following Corona Virus attack he was hospitalied and undergoing treatment, but could not recover. Dubiansky is a regular visitor to Chennai and has visited Tamil Nadu many times and taken part in the World Classical Tamil Conference held in Coimbatore in 2010 also were he presented a paper on Tholkappiyam in chaste Tamil whcih was appreciated and well received by the Tamil scholars. The paper presented by Professor Dubiansky has raised many questions about the contradiction between Tholkappiyam, the Tamil grammar text, and Sangam literature. He has more than 100 publications to his credit which include a translation of classical Tamil poetry into Russian, and a book Professor-Alexander Dubiansky in Russian on Tamil poetry.He has written essays on Tholkappiyam and Silapathikaram. He worked as Tamil professor at Moscow State University, and his students now work in the field of education and the media. Tamil writer D. Jayakanthan, Tamil scholar Sivathampi and lyricist Vairamuthu are among his friends. Earlier speaking to media during his visit to Chennai Alexander Dubianskiy mentioned that “Tamil has the gravity of expression that is not present in any other language. Coming to Tamil Nadu is like returning home”. He first came to India in 1978, and had pursued research in Tamil at the University of Madras for nine months. He had also mooted the idea of Video conferencing sessions would also be hosted at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture here to enable students of Tamil in Moscow to have access to the lectures of Tamil scholars. He also mooted the idea of video conferencing sessions to be hosted at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture here to enable students of Tamil in Moscow to have access to the lectures of Tamil scholars. Butterfly group chairman V. M. Lakshminarayan, who is also the Chairman, Indo-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Indo- Russian Chamber of Commerce vice chairman Gem Granites R Veeramani in their condolence messages have recalled the yeomen services rendered by Alexander Dubianskiy in promoting Tamil and it’s importance in reducing the barriers of language and culture. P. Thangappan, secretary-general, Indo-Russian Chamber of Commerce said Professor Dubiansky was also an accomplished musician. “Once we met maestro Ilaiyaraaja, and the discussion went around music. When Ilaiyaraaja asked whether he had listened to his music, Professor Dubiansky played ‘Intha minminikku kannil...’, a song from the film Sigappu Rojakkal. Ilaiyaraaja was immensely pleased,” Mr. Thangappan recalled. He had participated in the Bharathiar centenary celebrations and opened the Bharathiar statue at a function in Salem.