Thirumaran writes: This is to report to you about the tour we have organized for three of our children. Karthik, Arunachala Eswaran and Selvam were selected for this programme which is sponsored by the Ministry of National Youth Development. It is a tour for 50 children between the ages of 13 to 16.
We gave a send off to our children with garlands, food packets, new clothes and all in Shencottai railway station. Shencottai is on the border between Kerala and Tamil Nadu, in the Western Ghats.
The important thing is that they have never travelled in a train before. The aim of this tour is developing children with strong characters, propaganda against bribery, putting an end to alcohol abuse, caring the villages in India etc.
The children will visit Chennai (Madras), Pondicherry, Madurai, Tanjore, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum, Vaikam, Pollachi, Thiruchenkodu etc. The trip is from the 19th to the 30th January.