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Educational Development Day on 15th July

Educational Development Day on 15th July – the 119th Birthday of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, K. Kamaraj, who is revered as the father of the renaissance of Education in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry was celebrated by the citizens in Puducherry. The former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Shri K.Kamaraj Ji’s birth anniversary is observed as Tamil Nadu’s Educational Development Day. the day aims to remind people about his contribution to boosting the school education facilities of Tamil Nadu state. he was known as “King Maker”.

  • In the year 2006, The Tamil Nadu state Govt brought a development and celebration bill that highlighted 15th July as “Educational Development Day” in order to remember Perunthalaivar Kamarajar’s contributions.

About K Kamaraj:

  • Perunthalaivar Kamarajar was born on 15th July 1903 in Virudhunagar, Madurai, Tamil Nadu India.
  • He served as President of the Congress Party for two tenures from 1964 to 1967 at the age of 16 years.
  • He was called as “Kamaraj plan” because of reforming Congress organisation in the 1960s.
  • he served as 3rd Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and stayed in the post for three consecutive tenures between 1954 and 1963.
  • He was honoured with the highest civilian award in India Bharat Ratna award in the year 1976.
  • He died on 2nd October 1963 due to a heart attack.

About Tamil Nadu:

  • Formation – 26 January 1950
  • Chief Minister– Edappadi K. Palaniswami
  • Governor– Banwarilal Purohit
  • Capital– Chennai
  • State Dance – Bharatanatyam
  • State Mammal – Nilgiri Tahr
  • State Bird – Emerald dove
  • State Insect – Tamil Yeoman
  • State Flower – Gloriosa lily
  • State Fruit – Jackfruit
  • State Tree – Palm Tree
  • State Sport- Kabaddi


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