Karunanidhi turns 85 today

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Dr. M. Karunanidhi today turned 85. Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi were among those who greeted the senior leader over telephone. Dr. Karunanidhi during his conversation with the Prime Minister requested him to rechristen the Sethu Samudram project as Sethu Ram project.
Earlier in the morning, the Chief Minister told newsmen in Chennai that the speedy implementation of the canal project is the only message he has to say on this day. Central and state Ministers joined hundreds of party workers to greet the elder statesman. Several welfare programmes including screening of school children through the state for heart ailments are being launched today.
A massive public meeting will be held in Chennai this evening to mark the occasion. The meeting will be attended by External Affairs Minister, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, leader of the Left Parties and Union Ministers.

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