Anna symbolizes the crux of the grand dream of the collective Tamil community. Rising from lower rungs of the society to irreversibly shape political language of Tamils.

#என்றென்றும்_அண்ணா #ArignarAnna
Anna's political language brought together the glory of ancient Sangam age Tamil literature and then contemporary European history, instilling in the oppressed a sense of hope and possibility. (2/n)
Extremely well read Anna, who was exposed to the ideologies of Communism and Fabian Socialism, was a thorough organization man, who always looked for possibilities (3/n)
While he worked with the leaders of Justice Party with privileged backgrounds and later with Periyar, his sensibilities were always tuned to the grievances of the populace on ground. Never he veered in the direction of viewing the populace as expendables for a grand goal (4/n)
He was extremely concerned about the lives of his young supporters, asking them to focus on educating themselves when they have a chance. His approach to politics had always been inclusive, methodical and importantly, was grounded to local and global political realities. (5/n)
He worked akin to a meticulous gardener, shaping the Dravidian thought ecosystem, which influenced the thinking of millions of Tamils across the world. His interactions with Tamil diaspora in Sri Lanka, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore had a lasting impact on them, creating hope (6/n)
The man chose to craft plays and interact with all forms of literature, providing a means to influence the thoughts of Tamils that sought a prosperous future. The election manifestos, a political innovation in itself, shows the grand long term thinking he had for Tamils (7/n)
Anna always stood by this maxim, that National integration is a goal, worthy and much – sought after, but neither in the field of language nor in the economic sphere, could we tolerate injustice and domination. (8/n)
It is time to remember these lines from his 1967 convocation address in @AnnamalaiUni - "..we are in charge of..rejuvenating our culture & civilization, our entire thought, instead of attempting that, we have been, for too long a period, doting upon the decayed forms.." (9/n)
"...attempting to defend them from critics and currents of new thought. While other parts of world, after persistent & patient search after truth, have arrived at new conclusions & are scaling new heights, we are content to sit near shattered rampart & narrate past glory" (10/n)
"Age commands veneration but unless recuperated, decay sets in. Our culture & civilization are hoary, but we have allowed scars, wrinkles to disfigure them. It is our duty to re-discover, re-construct what is ours, enrich it by drawing achievements of other countries." (11/n)
"Eos, a goddess falling in love with a mortal, prayed to god to grant immortality to the lover-‘yes’, said god, and the mortal gained immortality. But he grew old, infirm, senile, decayed –and what was a feast once to the eyes of Eos became a sight to shun and grieve over" (13/n)
"...and he who gained immortality longed for death – for what is life if it becomes a prey to decay? Then Eos sighed and said, “I prayed for immortality for my lover, forgetting to pray for perpetual youth.”".

Words of Wisdom from Anna to think upon (14/14)

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