Nellai "Mannan" Ondiveeran Memorial Day was celebrated on 20th August 2011 at Sankaran Kovil, Nellai.
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Tamil Nadu Arunthaiyar Sangam (TAS) joins ATP: - Gallery
“Tamil Nadu Arunthathiyar Sangam” (TAS) which was formed in 1958, is one of the oldest Arunthathiyar organizations working for the rights of Arunthathiyars. Now TAS has been dissolved and has merged with Aathi Thamizhar Peravai. In the occasion of ATP's Ondiveeran memorial day public meeting on 20th August 2011 at Sankaran Kovil, Nellai, TAS formally joined ATP.
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There are around 400 families that belong to Thevar community and about 40 families of Arunthathiyar community living in Nerkattum Sevayyal village of Sanakran Kovil. When ATP organized Ondiveeran Memorial Day Celebrations at Sankaran Kovil, the Thevar community protested for calling Onidveeran as "Mannan" (King) and in the process damanged the ATP memorial slab erected for Ondiveeran. Further more they socially boycotted the 40 Arunthathiyar families in the village.
After the memorial day, the Thevar community formally submitted an objection with the Nellai Collector for calling Ondiveeran as "Mannan". Following these incidents and social boycot of the dominant community, ATP submitted a petition for the protection of the Ondiveeran memorial and objected the social boycott by the dominant community.