From today, Tamil Nadu celebrates state formation day on November 1

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A monument in Tamil Nadu
A monument in Tamil Nadu

Chennai : For the first time in six decades since the Linguistic Reorganisation of States in 1956, Tamil Nadu will start celebrating November 1 as the state formation day every year. The state government has organized a series of cultural events to embrace the day.

Though Madras State was formally rechristened Tamil Nadu under the then DMK government of Dravidian stalwart CN Annadurai on January 14, 1969, the present AIADMK government has decided to observe the day when Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala were separated from Madras State.

The demand to rechristen the state as Tamil Nadu was spearheaded by Tamil scholar and Gandhian, K Sankaralinganar, who died after a 75-day indefinite fast in October 1956.

Earlier this year, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had announced in the assembly that November 1 will be observed as Tamil Nadu Day.

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