“Mahakavi Subramania Bharati is not only a legend in the Tamil Nadu; he is a great icon of the nation,” said Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan.
She said that Subramania Bharati’s poetry has got an eternal inspirational power and is still inspiring millions of people across the country and the intensity of his poetry and writings transcend the boundaries of the nations.
The Governor was virtually launching the Bharathi Study Centre, instituted by Tamil Nadu Young Thinkers Forum (TNYTF) to study the life and works of the legendary freedom fighter and Mahakavi Subramania Bharati, on Saturday from the Raj Bhavan, here.
The Bharathi Study Centre was launched as part of the Centenary year observations of the legendary Subramania Bharati, whose death centenary will be observed on September 12 next year.
Appreciating the initiative of TN Young Thinkers Forum in launching the Bharathi Study Centre, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan called for greater research into exemplary life and works of Subramania Bharati so as to perpetuate his memory and protect and promote his works.
“He was a freedom fighter, a social reformer who relentlessly fought for women’s rights and empowerment, journalist, teacher, writer and a legendary poet. He was a truly multifaceted personality and polyglot who has got mastery over 14 languages,” the Governor added.
Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan stated that she was inspired by Mahakavi Bharatiyar’s writings and poems since her childhood and added that they contribute to self-confidence. The Governor recited some of her favourite verses penned by Bharatiya in the webinar.
She called upon the people to take the Subramania Bharati’s legacy forward so as to create better awareness about the Mahakavi Bharati among the future generations and to remember his services.
Subramania Bharati’s descendant Ramaswamy Sundar, noted journalist Sankara Subramanian, Namma Oru Foundation founder P Natarajan, Tamil Nadu Young Thinkers Forum Convenor Sudarshan, advocate Ramaswamy Meyyeppan and others were present.