Members of the Tamil Nadu Wheelchair Basketball Players Association met Kamal Haasan in his office. The State team recently finished second in the national championships. The members, however, highlighted lack of training and support facilities for them and sought an indoor stadium with ramp and differently-abled-friendly restrooms, better quality wheelchairs and transport and accommodation during tournaments. Kamal promised his support and backing for the team in their endeavours.
The members of the Kottur Narikuravar Munnetra Sangam also met Kamal and sought his support to revive their indigenous jewelry making business and establish micro-level trade with their craft.
Kamal then met students from various colleges across the city and spoke about corruption, the role that students can play and what Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) seeks to achieve. He said, “The burden of corruption falls on all of us, even if only a few sell our votes for money. You must educate everyone on the ill effects of selling their votes.”
He added, “Politicians question my experience in politics. They have been teaching me by example what not to do for 40 years. Thank you for educating me. Makkal Needhi Maiam will not repeat the mistakes made by you.”
The 63-year-old also urged the students to interact on his ‘Whistle’ app to help MNM clean up the city. “Whistle is exclusive to members of Makkal Needhi Maiam. It has received international recognition,” he said.