AN EPITOME OF POLITICAL WISDOM Back
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–G.R.Damodaran, Ex-Principal. PSG College
is a rare phenomenon. It is difficult to recall to one’s
mind from recent history to Tamil Nadu a person comparable to
him in such versatility. A born orator, he was a popular speaker
and the rage of the masses; he is an effective writer as evidenced
by his writings in the papers he edited or c0ntributed to; an
actor in his own inimitable way; and a politician with a rare
gift of leadership by persuasion. His contribution to Tamil
Nadu cannot be easily assessed now but he has definitely made
men of his generation realize the suppleness and vigour of Tamil
language and its inexhaustible wisdom.
It is no mean achievement to secede from a party captained by
a leader of longstanding and to nurse and develop a new party
to such a height that within a decade it was able to wrest power
from an all India party of the caliber of the Indian National
Congress. To evoke such a admiration and love from millions
of people in Tamil Nadu as his name does he should be capable
of extra-ordinary combination of affability, wisdom and leadership.
His triple code of conduct, namely – Duty, Dignity, and
Discipline is an epitome of political wisdom. His interested
but unemotional approach to problems has earned for him a reputation
for stability and sanity which are hallmarks of statesmanship.
May his triple code flourish.