Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kannada-Tamil Bhai Bhai

It is said even the longest of the journeys starts with a single step. We took such a step today in our own Bengalooru. The Saint poet Thiru Valluvar's statue was unveiled in the capital city of Kannada Nadu, namma Bengalooru. Thiru Valluvar wrote Thirukkural some two thousand years ago. It is a collection of couplets written by Thiru Valluvar in Tamil covering every aspect of a man's life.

We have had enough of these Kannada-Tamil fights, most of the times even forgetting that we are fellow Bharatiyas. Not just that, we sometimes forgot that we are fellow human beings. Kannadiga and Tamils are the descendants of the same tradition and culture. We share the same nationality. And the same destiny too. This fight of brothers has to end one day; none shall gain anything from this fight. Thiru Valluvar and Sarvajna showed the right virtues and values to our forefathers. What they both preached then, is equally applicable and significant today. The visionary poets are reincarnating in the form of their statues to unite us and remind us of our common past, present and future.

Thanks to the nationalist government of the Karnataka State, this small step has been taken today. We can have a hope at the least now to have all the outstanding issues between the two states settled peacefully and live and prosper together as fellow countrymen.

On August 13th, Santa Kavi Sarvgnya's statue will be unveiled in Chennai.

Let us bury all our differences when the Nation is emerging as a major power in the comity of nations.

ಚಿರಾಮರ ಸಂತಕವಿದ್ವಯರು ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ಮತ್ತು ತಮಿಳು ಭಾಷಿಗರ ಭಾಂದವ್ಯವನ್ನು ಅಮರಗೊಳಿಸಲಿ ಎಂದು ಆಶಿಸೋಣ.

ಭಾರತ ಮಾತಾ ಕಿ ಜೈ பாரத் மாட்ட கி ஜெய்

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