- February 15, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject: Art and Culture
Context: A fuel station owner at Nagapampalli near Karur has been offering half-a-litre of petrol free to customers whose kids recite 10 couplets of Thirukkural.
- The aim of initiative is:
- Promote reading habit
- Bring about a focus in students
- Awareness about the poet and his ideas
- Thiruvalluvar is also called Valluvar and was a Tamil poet-saint.
- Regarded as the cultural and moral icon for Tamils across caste and religious lines.
- He dismissed the caste system
- He had contributed the Tirukkural or ‘Kural’ to the Sangam literature.
- Tirukkural is comprised of 133 sections of 10 couplets each is divided into three books: Aram (virtue), Porul (government and society), and Kamam (love).
- Recently political controversy arose for if belonged to 3rd-4th century or 8th to 9th Also, he is associated with Jainism as well as Hinduism by some groups.
- 15th January is celebrated as the Thiruvalluvar Day.