CM to inaugurate manimandapam for Dr B Sivanthi Aditanar on Feb 22

The manimandapam in honour of the late Dr B Sivanthi Aditanar at Veerapandiyanpattinam village in Tiruchendur taluk of Thoothukudi district that has been built at a cost of Rs 1.34 crore is all set to be opened and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is scheduled to inaugurate the memorial on February 22, sources said.
CM to inaugurate manimandapam for Dr B Sivanthi Aditanar on Feb 22
Minister Kadambur C Raju along with officials inspecting the manimandapam near Tiruchendur


The Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) is gearing up to organise the unveiling of the manimandapam constructed in memory of Dr B Sivanthi Aditanar, the former Director of ‘The Daily Thanthi group’, with all necessary arrangements in place.

Minister for Information and Publicity Kadambur C Raju, along with Thoothukudi Collector Sandeep Nanduri, on Wednesday inspected the manimandapam that was built following the CM’s announcement.

Subsequently, the Minister convened a meeting at Tiruchendur, in which officials from various departments were in attendance.

While talking to media, the Minister recalled that during the MGR birth centenary celebrations organised by the AIADMK in Thoothukudi on November 22, 2017, the Chief Minister had announced that a manimandapam would be built for the late Dr B Sivanthi Aditanar, who was honoured with the Padma Shri for his contributions to the society in various fields. He was also an educationist, industrialist and philanthropist, the Minister further recalled.

Taking pride in it, the Minister said the State government has built a total of 70 manimandapams, four memorials and four memorial halls in memory of freedom fighters and legends in the society.

All such buildings were being taken care of the Department of Information and Public Relations in the State, he added. SP Shunmuganathan, Srivaikuntam MLA, P Sankar, Director of DIPR, Superintendent of Police Arun Balagopalan and others were present.

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