AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has turned 68. The first to greet her on her special day was the Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Modi wished Jayalalithaa over phone and the latter thanked the Prime Minister for his greetings, an official release said.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Birthday wishes to Jayalalithaa ji. May Almighty bless her with a long life, filled with good health”. Party workers across the state celebrated the birthday of ‘Amma’ with fervour.
Songs from films featuring AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa, both yesteryear stars, were being played out even as distribution of welfare measures and special prayers marked the occasion. A massive sapling plantation drive would be taken up in 6,868 temples across the state by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department besides other programmes.
As part of the celebrations , the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party members got Amma’s picture tattooed on their arms. The tattoos read ‘Amma everything for us’. The party members assembled at the headquarter to celebrate Amma’s birthday.
“Amma is everything for us, she is like a god to us. To show gratitude, we tattooed her picture on our body parts. During the recent flood, she helped and gave Rs. 5000 as a relief amount to us and helped us to return back our normal lives,’ said Devi, one of Jayalalithaa’s supporter.
According to reports, birthday celebrations for Jayalalithaa had already begun in the state from the beginning of this month. Earlier, the AIADMK cadre organised mass marriages event and got 68 couples married to mark the 68th birthday of their leader. The party workers conducted mass marriages and placed bands on the grooms and brides heads with Jayalalitha’s photograph on it. The entire backdrop and decor was done with Jayalalithaa’s posters.