State ministers Sellur K Raju, Kadambur Raju and R B Udhayakumar garlanded his statute at Nayak Mahal premises. Addressing the event, Kadambur Raju said that based on public demand, late chief minister J Jayalalithaa announced in assembly that Thirumalai Nayak’s birthday will be celebrated on Thaipoosam day as government festival.
Madurai collector K Veera Raghava Rao, MLAs V V Rajan Chellappa, Periapullan alias Selvam, government officials and public participated in the event. Followed by that, various outfits, especially the Naidu community, garlanded the statue. The caste outfits also organised events where welfare measures were distributed to people in view of Nayak king’s birthday.