Friday, December 17, 2010

A respectful homage & floral tribute to K,Kamaraj,the former C.M.of Tamilnadu & President of AICC as flashed on the f.b. on Dec.17,2010.

Bishwa Nath Singh:

Even one who is not fully conversant with English and not havng any degree or diploma besides coming out from a poor rural family can reach to his /her height provided he/she strives hard and remain sincere and truthful in his/her work.

(Photo of K.Kamaraj).

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Bishwa Nath Singh:
 It is another thought of mine.In the above Picture, one can see K.Kamaraj and learn lesson from his lfe that being a non-matric, no knowledge of English and coming out fom a very poor rural family did not deter him to be the most successfu...l Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from April 13,1954 to October 2, 1963 and he as the President of All India Congress committee was instrumental in bringing to power two Prime Ministers, Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1964 and Indira Gandhi in 1966. In his home state Tamil Nadu ,e is still remembered for bringing school education to millions of the rural poor by introducing free education and the free Mid-day Meal Scheme during his tenure as chief minister. The grateful nation honored him by awarding the highest national civilian award the "Bharat Ratna," posthumously in 1976.Let us pay our floral tribute to him and pay our humble obeisances to his lotus feet!

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Bishwa Nath Singh:

How many of us recollect as who was that man having towering personality, who remained bachelor all throughout his life, did not know English at all and had gone for schooling for six years only and had played a leading role in shaping India's destiny from passing away of the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to... the Congress split in 1969 and had himself passed away on the day when the country was celebrating Gandhi Jayanti-Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi? He was none else than Kumaraswamy Kamaraj ,the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and formerly the President of All India Congress Committee who created history of himself. Let us pay our humble obeisances to his lotus feet and have glimpse on his life-history in brief that is appended below!

(Photo of K.Kamaraj)

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Kumaraswamy Kamaraj belonged to the galaxy of selfless, dedicated and great & unforgettable freedom fighters whose sacrifice and service won us independence from British Colonial Rule on August 15,1947.. He was born on July 15, 1903 in a t...rading family of backward are of Virudhunagar,Ramajathapuram District in Tamil Nadu. He had his early education in the Nadar Vidyalaya High School at Virudhunagar and left the school at the age of eleven to assist in his uncle's cloth shop.. He was a Nadar, one of the most depressed castes of Hindu society. His schooling lasted only six years. At twelve he was a shop assistant. He was barely fifteen when he heard of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre which was the turning point in his life..He was content for years to remain a rank and file Congress volunteer, working hard for the cause of the freedom movement, unmindful of his personal comfort or career. He was eighteen when he responded to the call of Gandhiji for non-cooperation with the British. He carried on propaganda in the villages, raised funds for Congress work and took a leading part in organizing meetings At twenty, he was picked up by Satyamurthy, one of the greatest orators and a leading figure of the Tamilnadu Congress Committee who was to be Kamaraj's political guru. In April 1930, Kamaraj joined the Salt Satyagraha Movement at Vedaranyam and was sentenced to two years his first term in prison. Jail-going had become a part of his career and in all he went to prison six times and spent more than three thousand days in British Jails. He was a Bachelor.He was forty-four when India became free. His inquisitiveness for understanding national affairs earned him a host of young friends who, infused with burning love for the country, tries to analyze with burning love for the country, tried to analyze in depth the social, economic and political plight of the nation. His interest in politics was accentuated when he heard of the 'Jallianwala Bagh massacre'.Kamaraj Satyagraha' He was elected as Chairman of Viridhunagar Municipal Council while he was in jail and after release he took up the post for one day and resigned. He was elected to the Madras Legislative Assembly in 1937 unopposed. He was again elected to it in 1946. He was also elected to the Constituent Assembly of India in 1946, and later to Parliament in 1952. He took an active part in individual satyagraha and the 'Quit India' movement.. Kamaraj was elected President of the Tamilnad Congress Committee in February 1940 that he had held that post till 1954. He was in the Working Committee of the AICC from 1947 till the Congress split in 1969, either as a member or as a special invitee. In 1957 he organized the historic Avadi Session of the Indian National Congress which adopted a resolution of far-reaching importance ushering Democratic Socialism as a political concept. An able and arch organizer an dedicated worker, he had great vision and the sterling quality of leadership which earned him the Presidentship of Tamil Nadu Congress committee from 1940-1954. He was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1951.He resigned his Lok Sabha membership when the mantle of Chief Minster ship of Tamil Nadu fell on him in 1954. He continued in this post till 1963 when he voluntarily relinquished office under the 'plan' named after him to work for the party. During the period of his stewardship, Tamil Nadu State made rapid progress particularly in the field of education. He had been a member of the Congress Working Committee or a special invitee from 1947. He was elevated to the high office of the President of the Indian National Congress in 1964 and held the post for two terms. He was a member of the Lok Sabha from 1969 till his death. He played a leading role in shaping India's destiny from the passing away of Jawaharlal Nehru to the Congress split in 1969. He was perhaps the first non-English knowing Chief Minister in India. But it was during the nine years of his administration that Tamilnadu came to be known as one of the best administered States in India. In 1963 he suggested to Nehru that senior Congress leaders should leave ministerial posts to take up organizational work. This suggestion came to be known as the 'Kamaraj Plan', which was designed primarily to dispel from the minds of Congressmen the lure for power, creating in its place a dedicated attachment to the objectives and policies of the organization. The plan was approved by the Congress Working Committee and was implemented within two months. Six Chief Ministers and six Union Ministers resigned under the Plan. He was elected President, Indian National Congress, on October 9, 1963. Twice he played a leading role in choosing the Prime Minister of India.His defeat in Virudhunagar in 1967 considerably undermined his prestige. It was even said that he was a much disillusioned man. But the landslide victory at Nagercoil revived his political stature. However, the split in the Congress in 1969 (he remained in the Organization Congress) and the General Elections of 1971 resulted in a set-back to his political prestige and authority. He continued to work quietly among the masses until the last. It is a mere coincidence, that he was considered to be an ardent follower of Mahatma Gandhi who had passed away in Madras on October 2, 1975, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's Birth Day. The nation as whole honored him by conferring posthumously highest National Civilian Award 'Bharat Ratna', in 1976. He was a very honest person having a very large heart with full of passion & wisdom. Let us pay our respectful homage & floral tribute to him!

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December 17,2010.

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