Chennai: At his maiden meeting of the DMK youth wing as its secretary, Udayanidhi Stalin raised the minimum age of joining the youth wing to 18 years from 15 and the maximum age to 35 from 30 years.
The 42-year-old secretary took over the reins after he was appointed on July 4. The post was held by his father and party president M. K. Stalin for 35 years.
Udayanidhi who was one of the star campaigners in the April Lok Sabha elections in the State, is also an actor, film producer, and managing director of family- owned Murasoli Trust founded by his grandfather and former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi.
He was anointed with the title of Thalapathi (meaning commander in Tamil), at the meeting by party members. This title was given to his father who became
Thalaivar of DMK. On Sunday, Udayanidhi had set a target of enhancing the membership of the wing.
"Each constituency should see not less than 10,000 youth join the youth wing during the drive from September 14 to November 14," he said and added that the
members would be provided with photo identity cards. He also set a target of achieving a minimum of 30 lakh youth as members into the party within three
Udayanidhi called upon the party members to involve in maintaining a clean and green environment by ridding it of plastics and desilting water bodies. These works would be launched from Thirukuvalai, the native village of late Karunanidhi, in
A grand youth wing conference will be held every three months in all zones, a resolution said. Another among a total of 12
resolutions opposed the draft new education policy (NEP) and called upon the Centre to withdraw it immediately.
Another resolution demanded jobs to Tamils in State and Central government’s PSUs.