Thangam Thennarasu Politician
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.
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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, a former member of the United Progressive Alliance is a state political party in the states of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, India. It is a Dravidian party founded by C. N. Annadurai as a breakaway faction from the Dravidar Kazhagam headed by Periyar. Since 1969, DMK is headed by M Karunanidhi, the prior Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. DMK holds the distinction of being the first party other than the Indian National Congress, another member of the United Progressive Alliance, to win state-level elections with a clear majority on its own in any state in India.