Actor-filmmaker Parthiepan, who has been working on the sequel to Kathai Thirakathai Vasanam Iyakkam, is working on an ambitious project to resurrect the fortunes of Cooum River.
“By the year 2030, you can enjoy boat rides on the ancient historic Cooum river, I promise you”, said Tamil film actor and film-maker R Parthiban, while receiving the Chennai Award for his contribution to cleaning the Cooum river. He hopes his Kanavu (dream) would be realised, and he was confident that the scheme would achieve its objectives.
Chennai 2000 Plus Trust had presented him the award for taking steps with the Chennai Corporation, seeking to remove the silt and solid waste and convert into compost to serve as manure for poor farmers on the outskirts of the city.
Other awardees were Sri Krishna Sweets Managing director, Thiru M Murali (for his contribution to Chennai culture and literature by supporting lectures and music programmes every day in Chennai), Amudhasurabhi Editor Thiru Tiruppur Krishnan, Pudhugai Thenral Editor Thiru Mu Dharmarajan.
Parthiban said he was sure that the Clean Cooum river project would be successful and that the stink would be a thing of the past, and added that one would find a row of Sri Krishna Sweets shops near the Cooum and people would happily eat the sweets while enjoying the boat rides on the river.