Residents go the whole hog to rename Pannimadai

  • | Friday | 7th December, 2018

Apparently, plenty.Children of Pannimadai are getting a lesson on the nomenclature of their village, along with the school lessons. We continuously petitioned the collector after passing resolutions at the village panchayat committee. But our registers do not have any evidence and everywhere it continues to be Pannimadai,” he said.Villagers argue that the government should not wait for the records, but rename it immediately. They are taught to call their village ‘Panneermadai’ (panneer being rose water), not Pannimadai (panni is the Tamil word for pig).The residents of the panchayat, on the outskirts of the district, had passed resolutions in the panchayat council to change the name and even petitioned the authorities several times to rename their village. So what stops renaming our village?” asked M Selvaraj, a former panchayat councillor.

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