POSTAL STAMP TO GNANOU DIAGOU

Hon’ble Thiru A. Raja                                                                                                                                               30.09.2010

Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology

 2-A, Motilal Nehru Marg New Delhi 110011

Respected Thiru.Raja

Subject: Issuance of Postal Stamp to the French Translator of Thirukkural regarding

 Aringnar Anna taught us to know something about everything and everything about something, in fact it was appropriate usage amended from the quote of historian Arnold Toynbee. This made me search for knowledge everyday which had resulted in 52 books so far. Anna’s nobility showed the way to glorify everyone who served humanity and in particular Tamils were taught to admit the flavour of the jasmine even if it is in neighbour’s garden. A great scholar of Puducherry whose 133 rd anniversary just passed on August 14th had done great services to literature and to society. He translated Thirukkural into French, that too similar to the kural venba meter, as G.U.Pope rendered the English version. He had translated many other books, and my enclosed article in New Indian Express dated 14th August 2004 under the title: Man of Letters: Great litterateur Gnanou Diagou will give you a bird’s eye-view of this genius. He was the first recipient of “Chevalier de la legion d’ honneur”. An article written first in Dinamani by Puducherry correspondent M.Ramachandran and later reproduced in a local daily is enclosed.

Your department had been doing great services by issuing Postal stamps to commemorate the memory of great personalities. Mr.Gnanou Diagou is not only a litterateur but a philanthropist who donated land to the Government hospital of Puducherry. His unattended un-garlanded statue of that great servant of people is still there within the hospital, where not even a block had been named after him. We urge you to order for the issue of a postal stamp in his memory and ensure that it is released in coming January on Thiruvalluvar day by Dr.Kalaignar M.Karunanithi, since French translation of Thirukkural too carries our cultural heritage to European shores.

With Regards Yours fraternally N.Nandhivarman [Tamilmaamani awardee]

Hon’ble Thiru.Rahul Gandhi M.P                                                                                                                                                 30.09.2010

 General Secretary All India Congress Committee

12 Thuglag Lane New Delhi 110011

Respected Thiru.Rahulji

Subject: Issue of Postal Stamp to Chevalier Gnanou Diagou and naming a block after him in new hospital regarding.

Aringnar Anna taught us to know something about everything and everything about something, in fact it was appropriate usage amended from the quote of historian Arnold Toynbee. This made me search for knowledge everyday which had resulted in 52 books so far. Anna’s nobility showed the way to glorify everyone who served humanity and in particular Tamils were taught to admit the flavour of the jasmine even if it is in neighbour’s garden.

 A great scholar of Puducherry whose 133 rd anniversary just passed on August 14th had done great services to literature and to society. He translated Thirukkural into French, that too similar to the kural venba meter, as G.U.Pope rendered the English version. He had translated many other books, and my enclosed article in New Indian Express dated 14th August 2004 under the title: Man of Letters: Great litterateur Gnanou Diagou will give you a bird’s eye-view of this genius. He was the first recipient of “Chevalier de la legion d’ honneur”. An article written first in Dinamani by Puducherry correspondent M.Ramachandran and later reproduced in a local daily is enclosed. I would urge you to use your good offices with the Department of Communications and Information Technology to issue Postal stamps to commemorate the memory of Mr.Gnanou Diagou who is not only a litterateur but a philanthropist who donated land to the Government hospital of Puducherry.

His unattended un-garlanded statue of that great servant of people is still there within the hospital, where not even a block had been named after him. We have requested Hon’ble Minister for Health Thiru.E.Valsaraj to name a block after him either in the hospital or medical college your mother is going to inaugurate on 9 th October and he has invited me for discussing the issue in next week. Separate appeal to Union Minister Thiru A.Raja had been sent. I am marking a copy to both Parliamentarians of Puducherry. My request is also in my capacity as recipient of Tamil Maamani award from Puducherry Government. .

 With Regards Yours fraternally N.Nandhivarmam

Copy to:

 Union Minister of State for Planning and Culture Hon’ble Thiru.V.Narayanasamy

Hon’ble Thiru .P.Kannan .M.P who lives in same street where I live Puducherry

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