Tuesday, December 21, 2010

நகரத்தார் பாரம்பரியம் -- சில துளிகள் #3

இரண்டாம் உலக போர் நிதிக்கு, M.S.M குடும்பத்தை சேர்ந்த இரண்டு செட்டியார்கள், ரூபாய் 10,000/- கொடையாகக் கொடுத்ததை, சிங்கபூரிலிருந்து வெளிவந்த தி ஸ்ட்ரைட்ஸ் டைம்ஸ் (18 ஜூலை, 1940 தேதியிட்ட) நாளிதழில் செய்தி வெளியானது:

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"A DONATION OF 10,000 rupees, equivalent to $6,400 has been given by Mr.M.S.M.Meyyappa Chettiar (right), proprietor of the Chettiar banking firm of M.S.M.M. in Ipoh அண்ட் Sitiawan, to the F.M.S War Fund. Mr.Meyyappa Chettiar is at present in India but the gift was sanctioned by him at the request of his brother Mr.M.S.M.M.Alagappa Chettiar (left), who is the local head of the firm of M.S.M.M. A former chariman of the Karaikudi Municipality in the Ramnad District, South India, Mr.Meyyappa Chettiar, during his term of office, installed a water plant for his district at his own expenses. He instituted a free school for girls (the Sri Meenachi School) which has an enrolment of over 500 pupils, a maternity home for the poor and a dispensary".

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