Tamil Nadu Political Parties Better Keep Off Army’s Regimental Mottos
The slogan ‘Vetrivel, Veeravel’ at the entrance of the Army Regiment in Madukkarai, TN
A controversy was raised by some hooligans belonging to political parties on Thursday after a picture bearing the slogan ‘Vetrivel, Veeravel’ at the entrance of the Army Unit in Madukkarai of Coimbatore district in Tamil Nadu was published. The image went viral on social media. These political parties who must have been “ blind “ earlier suddenly went hyper. Though they have achieved nothing by it instead of making a fool of themselves.
“Vetrivel, Veeravel”, translated to “victorious spear, courageous spear”, has been historically used as a war cry by Tamil warriors since ancient times and is used by the u its of Indian Army too.
The slogan “Vetrivel, Veeravel” was used by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit of Tamil Nadu during its Vel Yatra before the 2021 assembly election. The slogan was also used by PM Modi during his campaign in the state.
However, the Department of Defence’s Public Relations Officer said the slogan had been at the Army Regiment in Madukkarai for ages and each regiment in the Army had such distinct victory slogans.
“Vetrivel, Veeravel has been used by the Madukkarai Regiment and has no other connection”, the official said.
Political Parties should know better and must keep off such matters and should educate their cadres accordingly.