The Madras legislature became the fountainhead of many progressive legislations which were subsequently replicated across the country: President Kovind

Excerpts of President Kovind’s address at the commemoration of the 100th year of the Madras Legislative Council, via Rashtrapati Bhavan:

I am glad to be among you here today on this historic occasion. Today, I have just unveiled the portrait of ‘Kalaignar’ Thiru M. Karunanidhi. It is indeed a momentous day! We are commemorating the centenary of the Madras Legislative Council, as it was known then.

The Madras Legislative Council enacted many forward-looking legislations and also underwent many changes in its early decades. That spirit of democracy remains the guiding light of the state legislature.

The Madras legislature became the fountainhead of many progressive legislations which were subsequently replicated across the country to empower the weaker sections of society and strengthen democracy.

The Madras legislature had sown seeds of a fully representative democratic form of governance which were realised after Independence.

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