Today is the birthday of K.Kamaraj, former chief Minister of TamilnaduMr. K. Kamaraj, who born in a small city (then village) Virudhunagar, Tamilnadu on 15th July 1903 participated in Freedom war earlier and in 1953 he was assumed charge as Chief Minister of Tamilnadu. During his service, he did many things for the people of his state. Rail Coach Factory in Perambur, Hindustan Photo film factory in Ooty, BHEL in Trichy are some examples. Many industrial estates have organized in all cities during his tenure.
He especially introduced the Free education for Children, Noom Meal Scheme for School Children (which was dispensed later and re started by another CM M.G.Ramachandran on his ruling). Kamrajar was very particular in children education and their welfare.
Once,during his service, he visited a remote area and the area people requested him as they are getting drinking water facility. He asked the officials surrounded him about the reason for their problem. One of the Chief PWD Engineer told him that their area was in up and it was difficult to raise the water level to their area. He, immediately replied him,'Telling not possible is not good for us, do something for them, get me a good plan in the evening to my guest house. Till that I am not moving out.' By late night of that day the chief engineer tried severely and went to the guest house with a plan. The engineer waited for some time at the guest house and told the CM gone to bed. Engineer with not intending to disturbing CM, went back to his room. In the early morning when the engineer came out of his room to pick up newspaper was CM was waiting there in a chair. With tension he asked for excuse but CM told politely,' I heard that yesterday night you have waited for me, that is alright we are all government servants. Bring that plan'. overwhelmed by seeing the plan, he applauded the engineer and immediately gave approval for that plan and asked the engineer to take up the matter soon.
He, Mr. K. Kamaraj, served as a role model Chief Minister during his tenure. He lived a very humble and simple life.
He left this world on 2nd October 1975.