Prime Minister’s gifts for Tamil Nadu: Chennai Central Station to be named after MGR, Tamil announcement in flights from TN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that the Chennai Central Railway Station will be renamed after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran, popularly known as MGR.

“I am happy to have inaugurated a statue of the great son of soil, Bharat Ratna MG Ramachandran. He is one of the most respected icons of India. He ruled the film screen and the hearts of people. He worked especially for the downtrodden. His social welfare schemes gave strength to the fight against poverty,” Prime Minister Modi said while addressing a rally here.

“We have decided to rename the Chennai Central Station after the great MG Ramachandran. We are also seriously thinking about ensuring that flights to and from Tamil Nadu have in-flight announcements in Tamil language,” he added.

Further stressing on the importance of fulfilling regional aspirations for Nation’s progress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said steps would be taken to make announcements in Tamil in flights flying in and out of Tamil Nadu.

Stating that India was a diverse nation and it would not progress if regional aspirations were not fulfilled, Mr Modi said the BJP-led NDA alone could fulfill those aspirations. “India is a diverse Nation…it will never progress until regional aspirations are met,” he added.

In Kancheepuram, the Prime Minister inaugurated a number of developmental projects in roadways, railways, and energy sector. These projects are meant to further strengthen the roadway and railway infrastructure in the state paving way for better, faster and cheaper transportation for people in Tamil Nadu.

(With inputs from agencies)