The Tamil Nadu government has always been concerned about the welfare of minorities and has been striving for their welfare since the days of former chief minister M Karunanidhi, Chief Minister MK Stalin said on Tuesday.
Stating that the government will continue to look after the welfare of minorities, Stalin, the DMK president, said the Karunanidhi-led party had once taken several initiatives for Christians and Muslims.
“Tamil Nadu government is always concerned about the welfare of minorities,” he said.
“Not only the minorities, this government has also reached out to all sections to create a welfare state and an egalitarian society through the Dravidian model of government. During the pandemic, we managed to bring about 2 thousand children to schools, we took medicine at the doorstep of the poor, by launching programs for the differently abled and in Sri Lanka for Tamils,” he said of a Christmas celebration at a college here.
Referring to the large turnout and the participation of Hindu and Muslim religious leaders in the celebrations, the Chief Minister said the celebrations represented religious harmony.
“I know you are eager to hear my response to the demand for appointment of teachers in minority schools and extension of benefits to Adi Dravidian Christians. Both issues have gone to court. About recovery of stopped grants to minority schools, I know. The state government will take appropriate action if the Center fails to do so,” said the chief minister.
– With PTI Introduction