Across Tamil Nadu, thousands of Tamils, including prominent politicians, gathered to commemorate Maaveerar Naal, as Tamils across the world remember those who lost their lives in the Tamil struggle for liberation.
Commemoration events were held in the Chennai, Kanchi, and Tiruvallur districts.
Thol. Thirumavalavan, Founder-President, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, marked the event in Chennai by lighting a candle. Marking the occasion he stated on Twitter:
Nov27 #HeroesDay:Our revolutionary salutes to the martyrs who sacrificed themselves in the Eelam liberation struggle. Tigers were crushed by imperialists who portrayed Eelam National Independence struggle as terrorism. Let's fight imperialism with International Community's help. pic.twitter.com/Y2eTarPXhT
— Thol. Thirumavalavan (@thirumaofficial) November 27, 2021
His speech is accessible below.
Speaking in Puliyur, Kolathur. Leader,Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Party, Velmurugan.T, paid tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the liberation struggle.
Maaveerar Naal remembers those who sacrificed their lives and is marked on November 27, in memory of the first death of a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadre, Lt Col. Shankar, who died in combat on November 27, 1982.
Vaiko, founder and General Secretary of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, also commemorated the event and paid respect to the fallen cadres.
Seeman, Chief coordinator of Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) hosted Maaveerar Naal 2021 event in Tiruppur. The NTK also released a Manimudi song "Kadaram Kondom" to honour the Maaveerars.
Hundreds of Tamils gathered for the remembrance event featuring speeches, dance performances, poems, songs, and tributes dedicated to the lives sacrificed in the liberation struggle. The event was live-streamed and available for playback on YouTube.
Tamils in Ponducherry held an event with speeches and handed out bags of food.