AIADMK General Secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa turns 68 today. And her party members are making sure that Amma's birthday becomes the most memorable event of the year. In fact, celebrations for her birthday had begun in the state from the beginning of this month.
So here's how the party's going all out to celebrate the Chief Minister's birthday:
- Early in the morning, the party members assembled at the AIADMK headquarters to celebrate Amma's birthday. To display their loyalty, they even got Amma's picture tattooed on their arms.
Chennai: Party workers get TN CM Jayalalithaa's picture tattooed on her birthday, say 'Amma everything for us' pic.twitter.com/KX2iVg8imM— ANI (@ANI_news) February 24, 2016
- Huge cakes have been prepared in different parts of the city which will be distributed among the public and media personnel. “We regard Amma as a God. We will celebrate the birthday of our God in the most befitting manner,” AIADMK worker Parthasarathy was quoted as saying to Deccan Chronicle. Here's what the cake looks like:
Birthday cake at AIADMK HQ in Chennai as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa turns 68 pic.twitter.com/t2fj7hZNKW— ANI (@ANI_news) February 24, 2016
- A rally expressing gratitude towards Amma will be organized later in the day where fireworks are expected.
- Advertisements were published in several newspapers wishing her.
- Party leaders gathered in different parts of Chennai, along with volunteers, distributing ‘Amma soaps’, ‘Amma shampoos’ and other brand Amma products for free among the people.
- AIADMK workers are also providing golden rings to newborn babies, apart from Rs 10,000 to their kin. And there's also this:
- Songs from films featuring AIADMK founder MG 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 will be taken up in 6,868 temples across the state by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department besides other programmes.
- And then there was MLA MV Karuppaiah, who went all out to mark Amma's birthday. Karuppaiah, who is an expert in swimming came to the government swimming poll near Gandhi Museum in Madurai on Tuesday and started floating in water. And he even had an AIADMK flag in his mouth. He was even wearing a t-shirt with Jayalalithaa's image on it.
- After one hour, he came out of water and left the place by raising the slogan 'Amma vazhga, Amma vazhga', reported DNA. Karuppaiah, said he performed the 'Jalapradakshnam' act for the well-being of 'Amma' and to convey his birthday wishes to her.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished Jayalalithaa on her birthday
Birthday wishes to Jayalalithaa ji. May Almighty bless her with a long life, filled with good health.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 24, 2016
- And you can wish her too. The IT wing of the AIADMK has ensured that on her birthday, anyone can wish the CM. Here's how: