Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sentimental journey to Setu, by muthuvel karunanidhi, an alleged rationalist

jun 10th, 2008

the old sinner is still trying to maneuver his way around a billion people's sentiments just so that his christist handlers can be happy and a few more billions will be added to his numbered swiss accounts and t r baalu's.

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From: S. Kalyanaraman
Date: Jun 7, 2008 12:00 PM
Subject: Sentimental journey to Setu, of a rationalist
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Press Statement (For immediate release)

 

Sentimental journey to Setu, of a rationalist

 

Hon'ble CM of Tamil Nadu, Thiru Mu. Karunanidhi's birthday poem of self-eulogy (translated from Tamil) for his 85th birthday on 3 June 2008 includes the following lines:

 

"Respecting my trembling voice,

As I worked for this land, language during my lifetime,

Instead of killing the project by telling the name of Ram,

I appeal on the day of my birth as a message:

If you want to name it "Sethu-Ram", do it!"

 

It is amazing that a person who has been a rationalist all his life has suddenly turned sentimental and with trembling voice. As a rationalist, he should be pragmatic and carefully review the socio-economic, ecological and security aspects of the dream-project. Many experts have expressed their opinions that this is an uneconomic, socially devastating scheme, a national security threat, disregarding the ecological concerns of the neighbouring country, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's 34 experts have said that the water supply to Jaffna and Rameshwaram will be affected if the limestone caves of Rama Setu are blasted away.

 

A rationalist will also evaluate alternative possibilities to increase trade, say, expanding Tuthukudi (Tuticorin) as a container port with transhipment facilities into a new Railway line linking Tuthukudi and Chennai. Assuming that the objective of the project is to improve the livelihood opportunities for the coastal people of Tamil Nadu, Marine Economic Zones can be set up expanding the fishing facilities to 200 kms. from the coastline with improvements in fishing harbours, cold-storage facilities, well-equipped fishing vessels to provide for fishing activity in an expanded ocean zone of 200 kms. from the coastline. Such MEZs will increase the foreign exchange earnings of Tamil Nadu from Rs. 2000 crores to Rs. 8000 crores per annum through export of marine products.

 

As a rationalist, Hon'ble CM has to review the opinions of multi-disciplinary experts -- geologists, oceanography experts, environmentalists, nuclear resource specialists knowledgeable about the world's largest thorium deposits near Rama Setu, protective measures to be put in place against another tsunami, putting in place adequate coast guard security and most importantly, to explore alternative avenues for livelihood opportunities for the coastal people scrapping the Setu project and initiating MEZs.

 

Why should Hon'ble CM adopt ingenious methods of renaming Rama Setu as Setu-Ram?

If he is really keen to venerate the memory of Ram, he should consider visiting Setutirtham for a pilgrimage to pay homage to the Tamil ancestors, brilliant engineers like Nala, son of Vishwakarma who built the Setu, the progenitors of Karikaala Chola's engineers who built the Kallanai, the Grand Anicut on Kaveri. This resolve and remembrance of ancestors will make the Hon'ble CM young and strong again and be remembered as a rationalist who cared for protecting Setu, the World Heritage made by Tamils under Shri Rama's orders, but also contributed to making India a super-power (vallarasu).

 

 

Dr. S. Kalyanaraman

President, Rameshwaram Rama Setu Raksha Manch.

7 June 2008 kalyan97@gmail.com

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