Chief Minister MK Stalin called on students to develop their public speaking skills.
He was speaking at an event organized by the State Minorities Commission at Guru Nanak College to distribute prizes to students who participated in various competitions. Recalling his speech at a political party meeting in 1971, Mr. Stalin said he remembered the great reception he received for his speech.
Usually, students, associated with the Dravidian, Nationalist and Communist movements, participated in such competitions and won prizes. “It’s the student leaders, who end up becoming leaders of political movements in the following years,” he said.
Observing that public speaking was an art and that not everyone could master this skill, Mr. Stalin said: “Many people, who have won on all other fronts, could fail in public speaking. Directing the scene, like ruling from the fort, is difficult.
The event was organized to mark the birthday of former Chief Minister Mr. Karunanidhi. Minister of Municipal Administration KN Nehru, Minister of Higher Education K. Ponmudy, Minister of Health Ma. Subramanian, Minister of Minority Welfare Gingee KS Masthan, Chairman of State Minority Commission S Peter Alphonse were among those present at the event.
In another event, the Chief Minister launched an awareness campaign “People’s Movement for Clean Cities” in Thanga Salai, Royapuram by the Municipal Government and Water Supply Department (MAWS) to raise awareness people to the importance of cleanliness in urban areas.
The movement would involve the participation of students and students, social activists and volunteers in 21 municipalities including the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), 138 municipalities and 490 city panchayats on the second Saturday of every month.
Mr. Nehru, Minister of Public Works EV Velu, Minister of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments PK Sekarbabu, GCC Mayor R. Priya, MPs and MPs and senior officials were present.