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A museum in honour of first desi shipping magnate V O Chidambaram

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 Fighter.

MrJeyakumar, 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. Chidambaranar.

Special 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.

Smt S. Shanthi, Secretary, V.O.Chidambaranar Port Trust, gave the welcome address. Shri R. Rusel, Secretary, Water Transport Workers Federation of India (CITU) offered Felicitation.


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