Girl students should follow the example set by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in public life if they were to blossom into good citizens, said Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, here on Monday.

Addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of Thiagarajar College of Engineering (TCE), Mr. Karunanidhi hailed Ms. Gandhi as a “valiant woman” who abdicated power to serve the nation. The people of the State should be thankful to her for providing classical status to Tamil.