He fought for the rights of lower cast people, an militant atheist who said, a god who created few people in high cast and many people in low cast can't exist. He envisaged a Dravida homeland of Dravida Nadu, and launched a political party, Dravidar Kazhagam (DK). Ramasamy - a great Social Revolutionary In the whole of Tamil Nadu and even far beyond, within India and without, the honorific Periyar indicates the name of a great Twentieth century Social Reformer Erode Venkata Naicker Ramasamy, populary known as Thanthai Periyar. JD(U) leader Ajay Alok has revived a hoax message that went viral in 2008. The title "Periyar" was conferred on him by Tamil Nadu Women Conference held in Madras on 13-11-1938 under the presidentship of Neelambigai Ammaiyaar daughter of Maraimalai Adigal, a veteran Tamil Scholar. These are only a select few from the vast collection of his gems. Periyar E.V. https://mda-dravidian.blogspot.com/2010/05/periyar-ev-ramasamy.html Periyar is one of the important makers of modern India. It is a community ritual in which the entire village participates. The designation of Northeast Tobago as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Reserve has led to celebration among advocates of sustainable development in Tobago, who say the island stands to benefit enormously from the coveted title. he was given the title 'Periyar'. The UNESCO, an international organisation of the United Nations, conferred on Periyar a glorious title the citation of which reads as “Priyar the prophet of New Age, Socrates of South East Asia, Father of the social Reform Movement, and Arch enemy of ignorance, superstitions, meaningless customs and base manners” – UNESCO 27-6-1970. After the summer crops have been harvested, the villagers reach the temple in the early morning on an appointed day. Mudiyettu is a ritual dance drama from Kerala based on the mythological tale of a battle between the goddess Kali and the demon Darika. UNESCO MANDRAM AWARD was given to PERIYAR on 27th June 1970 at Chennai under the Presidentship of the then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. In 1938 at Tamil Nadu Women's Conference appreciatin the noble service rendered by E.V.R. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ... Of Periyar — The Great One — on him at one Of their conferences, a title that stuck during his life time and after. Periyar – Title. Dr. Dharmambal gave the title of “Periyar”to him. E V Ramasamy ‘Periyar’ Born in 1879, Periyar is remembered for the Self Respect Movement to redeem the identity and self-respect of Tamils. The word ‘periyar’ meaning 'respected one' or 'elder' in Tamil. A few days back, Satyavijayi had done a story on how a section of people in Tamil Nadu backed by the Dravida Kazhagam (DK) are constantly spreading a false propaganda that EV Ramasamy was awarded a title by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In a tweet, Alok said that the Indian national anthem has been declared 'best in the world' by UNESCO. On 27th June 1970 by the UNESCO organisation praised and adorned with the title 'Socrates of South Asia'. Periyar started his political career as a Congress worker in his hometown Erode. The Unesco awarded him a citation on 27 January 1970, calling him the He was very wealthy. They claim that UNESCO had bestowed the title of “Socrates of South Asia” on EVR.