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Re: Mis-naming of SRIRANGAM.

From: Tirumanjanam Sundara Rajan (
Date: Sat Dec 08 2001 - 04:21:37 PST

dear Ms Suseela,

Thanks for thinking on the issue, but your mail showed blank.
Must be one of those moments when we click before completing the
I am still interested in knowing what you had to say.

By the way, hereunder the extract of the report
carried by TheHindu newspaper on November 29 2001 ~~
(Would that a lot of devotees write to
the Chief Electoral Officer, Chennai-600005, and
the District Collector, Tiruchirappalli-600001.)

aDiyEn rAmAnuja-dAsan
T.S. Sundara Rajan
at Srirangam.
<< Computer changes SRIRANGAM name >>
-- by V. Ganapathy.

Tiruchi, Nov 28.
***The Srirangam Residents Welfare Association
has taken exception to the description of Srirangam
as 'Palaya Rangam, Tiruchirapalli'
in many electors' photo identity cards
issued by the Election Commission to residents.

On behalf of the association,
Mr T.S. Sundararajan ... said
Srirangam has been known the world over as a
religious, tourist and cultural centre for centuries
and the name cannot be changed by the election authorities.

By no stretch of imagination can Srirangam be redesignated
as 'Palaya (old) Rangam'.

In many photo identity cards, the word 'Sri'  has been
totally omitted under the 'pretext' that it cannot be
transliterated by computer.

Thus, 'Sriram' has been renamed 'Ram',
Sridhar 'Dhar', Srinivasan 'Nivasan', etc.

Mr Sundararajan has appealed to the authorities
to ensure that such erroneous and 'outrageous' changes
are not made at least in the new electoral list and EPICs.***

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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