Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set up the Centre’s proposed “All India Institute of Siddha” near Chennai. Already, Chennai houses the National Institute of Siddha.
“I would like to thank the Government of India for this initiative as well as request you to establish the All India Institute of Siddha in Tamil Nadu, in the current financial year itself. It would be apt to establish this pioneer institute in Tamil Nadu, which is the place where the Siddha system of Medicine originated,” Palaniswami said in a letter to Modi.
He told PM Modi that the land required for this Institute, with good air, rail and road connectivity, has already been identified near Chennai city and that he has already directed the officials concerned to provide all the details required by the Centre.“The Secretary to Government of India has already been addressed by the State Government and a reply is awaited. I am very keen that this All India Institute of Siddha is established in Tamil Nadu and expect a favourable reply,” the Chief Minister said in the letter.