Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare and DMK youth wing state secretary Udayanidhi Stalin honoured 2580 senior party cadres, above 70 years of age, by giving Porkizhi (Rs 10000), medal and certificate for their service to the party.
Housing Minister S Muthusamy, DMK North wing secrtary Nallasivam, youth wing state deputy secretary Prakash, district organiser Thiruvasagam, Mayor Nagarathinam, and MP Andhiyur Selvaraj presided.
In his speech, Udayanidhi said in many districts, the cadres asked him to visit their functions. But, he laid a condition that his visit should be in coincidence with the honouring of senior party cadres. Here, the function is arranged in grand manner by Minister Muthusamy.
Kalaignar's Trust was distrbuting Rs 25000 each every month to 8 senior cadres for medical expenditure. By this way Rs 5.50 cr was disbursed so far. In 45 DMK district units Rs 44.75 cr was disbursed to senior cadres so far.
The youth wing is going to hold its state meet at Salem on Dec 17 which could not be seen in any part of India. The four major schemes of CM are:
Free bus travel scheme for women helps each women to save Rs 12000. Higher education aid of Rs 1000 for women. Morning breakfast scheme in school helps 17 lakh kids, which encourages women to send their wards to schools confidently. Kalaignar Urimai Thogai Thittam which helps Rs 1.16 cr women. The cadres should highlight them among public.
In the coming election, we should defeat both AIADMK and BJP to save India on the model of defeating them in the Assembly poll.
Kalaignar ruled the state 5 times. Now CM ruled the state only because of the senior cadres' hard work for the party. You saw Periyar and Anna. But I didn't see them. So, I came here to get your blessings, he added.