November 17, 2008
As announced earlier, the one-day fast organized by Vijay Fans Association to protest the killing of innocent Tamils in Sri Lanka in the ongoing civil war between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE, was held yesterday, November 16, 2008 in Chennai and all over Tamil Nadu. The hunger fast, held in 37 places in all of Tamil Nadu,
witnessed a turn around of 5000 fans in Chennai alone. Apart from the fans, leaders from some political parties also showed their support and visited the location in Chennai, near Chepauk Stadium.
The fast started at 8.00 a.m. with the initiation ceremony performed by Vijay's father S.A. Chandrasekhar. While addressing the gathering, he mentioned that it was an attempt to show solidarity towards the genocide in Sri Lanka and that people from all sections of the society were participating in the fast to support the cause.
Vijay joined the gathering later on and sat through the day. An emotional Vijay noted that he had no words to express gratitude to his fans for organizing the fast. The fast ended at 4.00 p.m. with Vijay's mother, Shoba Chandrasekhar, distributing juice. Apart from Vijay's family, including his wife Sangeetha, director Perarasu and actor Mansoor Ali Khan were also seen on the stage.
Source : behindwoods.com