Thangam Thenarasu


Thangam Thenarasu Thangam Thennarasu (Tamil: தங்கம் தென்னரசு) (born 3 June 1966) is an Indian politician and the minister for School Education of Tamil Nadu during 2006-2001. He was born in Mallankinaru, Tamil Nadu. He has a Bachelors degree in Engineering. He has been elected to the Tamil Nadu assembly two times. He is the son of the former Member of Legislative Assembly from Aruppukottai, V. Thangapandian and brother of Tamil poet Thamizhachi Thangapandian. He was elected to the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly as a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate from Aruppukottai constituency in 1997/98 by-election, and 2006 election. When DMK party won the 2006 general elections and formed government, education ministry was split up into School education ministry and Higher education ministry. Mr. Thangam Thennarasu was allotted with the portfolio of School education department. His ministry contained archaeological department and Library department. In his term as School education minister, School education department has crossed major milestones. To name a few, 1. Introduction of Uniform System of School Education, popularly known as Samacheer Kalvi in Tamil. 2. Introduction of activity based learning. 3.  ( Wikipedia article )


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Date of birth
Place of birth
Tamil Nadu

Political career

Party From To
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

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