The state has announced that it would take up the celebration of Kambar and Ilango Adigal festivals when the demand for Tamil Development Department was moved in the Assembly during the last fiscal 2017 – 2018. In continuation, the state has already issued government orders to this effect.
A portrait of the poet will be installed near his statue in Anna Square and floral tributes will be offered to the poet. The event will be attended by the ministers, literary enthusiasts and officials from the Tamil Development Department.
The state during Jayalalithaa’s regime had instituted awards in the name of the poet. As per the announcement, the Ilango Adigal award will be conferred on those who create epics in the lines of the poet or propagates Silapathikaram.