PM Narendra Modi Remembers Thiruvalluvar on His Jayanti, Says He ‘Inspires to Work Towards Social Equality, Justice and Compassion’
PM Narendra Modi (Photo Credits: IANS/File)

New Delhi, January 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday remembered Thiruvalluvar, a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher, on his Jayanti on January 16. PM Modi, in a tweet, said his rich thoughts and literary works give strength to millions of people. Thiruvalluvar Day was first observed on May 17 and 18 in 1935. In the present time, it is celebrated on January 15 or 16 in Tamil Nadu as it is considered part of Pongal celebrations. Thiruvalluvar Day 2020 Date: Significance, History of the Day Celebrated in Honour of the Great Poet & Author of Thirukkural.

"I bow to the great Thiruvalluvar on his Jayanti. His rich thoughts and literary works give strength to millions. He inspires us to work towards social equality, justice and compassion," PM Modi said in a tweet. He also tweeted the post in Tamil.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also remembered the great soul. "Remembering great Tamil Poet, philosopher and Saint, Thiruvalluvar on his Jayanti today. Thirukkuṛaḷ, authored by him provides guidance to mankind on how to lead a noble life. Thiruvalluvar Tamil," he said.

"Considered as one of the greatest classics in Tamil Literature on morality, values and ethics, the treatise on a variety of subjects, including governance remains relevant for all times," Vice President added.

Thiruvalluvar Day 2020 Date: History Of The Day Celebrated In Honour Of The Author Of Thirukkural

Thiruvalluvar was a renowned poet and philosopher and is considered as a cultural icon by Tamils. He is known for his work as the author of Thirukkural and other Tamil texts.