After Kamal, Rajini backs Suriya for his comments on draft National Education Policy
After MNM chief Kamal Haasan, actor-turned politician Rajinikanth has now lauded Kollywood star Suriya Sivakumar for his stand against the draft National Education Policy 2019. At the audio launch of Suriya's latest film Kaappaan, the Superstar said that the actor had revealed a 'new face' to the state and that his views on the policy would have reached the Centre.
Last week, in a press meet organised by Agaram Foundation that was founded by Suriya, the actor brought into focus, a number of issues that he claimed the draft NEP had brought into focus. He broadly alleged policy errors in three aspects including the quality of education in regard to entrance exams, the closing down of anganwadi schools with less than 10 students and the three language policy. The actor urged teachers, students and parents alike to contemplate, debate and weigh in on the latest policy draft published by the Government. His speech received both support and criticism from politicians through the week.
And now Rajinikanth has taken his side as well. At the audio launch he said, "Another face of Surya was revealed a few day ago. The speech he gave on education and the questions he asked, I agree with several of them. It became a huge discussion and created awareness. It did not become big because Surya the star or actor spoke about it. It is because he spoke about the difficulties of the students associated to his Agaram Foundation. He has seen it with his eyes and has not simply made a statement. People said that if Rajini had said this, Modi would have heard it. But Modi would have already heard what Suriya has said."
However, he also issued a subtle warning to the actor, telling him focus on his films first.