Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister M.K. Stalin will pay homage to Iyothee Thass Pandithar, a revered Dalit rights activist and anti-caste champion, by unveiling a statue dedicated to his legacy at the Gandhi Mandapam in Chennai on December 1. This momentous occasion marks the culmination of long-standing efforts to recognize Pandithar’s immense contributions to social justice and equality.
Pandithar, a towering figure in Tamil Nadu’s social reform movement, emerged as a powerful voice against the oppressive caste system that plagued society for centuries. His unwavering dedication to uplifting the marginalized Dalit community and his relentless fight for equal rights earned him the admiration and respect of countless individuals across the state.
The installation of Pandithar’s statue at the Gandhi Mandapam, a revered symbol of non-violence and social harmony, serves as a testament to his unwavering commitment to the principles of equality and justice. This significant gesture will undoubtedly inspire future generations to carry forward Pandithar’s noble legacy and strive for a more just and equitable society.