4. விடுதலை இயக்கம் வளர்த்த பண்பாடு

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4.3 தமிழகத்தில் நல்லிணக்கம்

The freedom struggle brought about a perfect harmony and understanding between Tamils of various Sects, religions, castes and regions. The kind of Hindu - Muslim riots that shook Navakali did never occur in Tamil Nadu. Even in the midst of differences in political ideologies, the leaders did not fail to observe respect for the others' views and beliefs. An illustrative instance is the E.V.R. Thiru.Vi.Ka. anecdote, where the host E.V.R. offers 'Sacred ash' to Thiru.Vi.Ka., his guest, after the latter had taken bath. The concern for the weak and the poor was so much among the Tamils, that the first Trade Union in the country got established in Tamil Nadu in 1918.

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