Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan had recently announced his entry into the field of politics, just a while after south superstar Rajinikanth had announced his entry into the field. On Saturday, Kamal spoke about his dream of creating a "corruption-free Tamil Nadu" and the prospect of allying with his contemporary Rajinikanth, during his speech at the Harvard University. Here are some excerpts from his speech:
"My mentor once stated and I quote "If the villages perish, India will perish too. It will be no more India. Her own mission in the world will get lost". For him rebuilding of the nation could be achieved only by reconstructing self-reliant/ self-sustained villages. My mentor was none other than MK Gandhi."
He further proposed the changes he was willing to work on in Tamil Nadu. On February 21, 2018, as I embark on my political journey, I am announcing a plan to adopt one village in every district of Tamizh Nadu with the vision and aspiration for them to be 'the best villages ever in India and later why not in the WORLD. An exemplar of sorts for my state and country. These villages will be planned with an intention to be holistically sustainable, Economically, Ecologically, Sociologically, Technologically, and high on Education, Skilling and Health. All key faculties for a healthy society. With this we will set in motion a series of virtuous cycles in Tamil Nadu by being the change. I truly believe that a strong TAMIZH NADU augurs well for a strong INDIA."
He has appealed to the people to support his political journey, saying, "Join hands with me to empower our country and the state". Stay tuned for more updates.