July 18 to be celebrated as Tamilnadu Day: Stalin

Chief Minister M K Stalin today announced that 18 July would be celebrated as Tamilnadu Day.

In a statement here, he said a government order in this regard will be issued soon.
It was on 18 July, 1967 a resolution moved by then Chief Minister C N Annadurai was adopted in the State Legislative Assembly to rename the then Madras Presidency as Tamilnadu.

According to the Chief Minister, the government’s decision to celebrate 18 July as Tamilnadu Day followed representations from multiple political parties, Tamil scholars and enthusiasts, who pointed out that parts of the then Madras Presidency, became Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala on 1 November, 1956 and hence it may not be appropriate to observe it as Tamilnadu Day.