V O Chidambaranar port will set up a museum in honour of the first Indian
shipping magnate who resisted the machinations of British empire and ran a
shipping service from Tutiocrin port to Colombo during the beginning of last
century, Port Chairman I Jeykumar announced on September five.
Mr Jeykumar who has become the chairman of V O Chidambaranar port Tuticorin
a few days back attended the first public function in honour of V O
Chidambaram. Chidambaram floated the Swadeshi steam navigation company way back
in 1906 with a borrowed capital of Rs ten lakhs.
V.O.Chidambaranar Port Trust celebrated
the 146th Birthday Anniversary of V.O.Chidambaranar on September
five. Mr I. Jeyakumar,Chairman, V.O.Chidambaranar Port Trust, garlanded the
V.O.C.Statue in the Port premises. Trustees of the Port, Officers and Staff of
the Port and Port School children paid rich tribute to the Legendary Freedom
Who was the chief Guest recalled the
Great Sacrifice made by VOC and his indomitable courage and relentless effort
made by him in starting the First Swadesi Shipping Company. He also stated that
the Port will establish a V.O.C.Museum in the Port premises to help future
generations comprehend the life history of legendary freedom fighter V.O.
Invitee, Dr. V.Sankaranarayanan, delivered inspirational speech on the life of
V.O.Chidambaranar. He also highlighted the achievements as Trade Union Leader
and narrated the sufferings during V.O.Chidambaranarís imprisonment by the
British. He exhorted the children to follow the footsteps of the Great Patriot
from this Region. Shri S. Natarajan, Deputy Chairman, V.O.Chidambaranar Port
Trust, delivered the special address on the life history of V.O. Chidambaranar.
Shanthi, Secretary, V.O.Chidambaranar Port Trust, gave the welcome address. Shri
R. Rusel, Secretary, Water Transport Workers Federation of India (CITU) offered