Marking DMK's one year in power, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin announced several new public schemes in the assembly. He said there would be a breakfast scheme for government school students from standards 1 to 5, schools of excellence, medical/nutritional check up of school students, and public health centres in urban areas. He also instituted a 'CM in your constituency scheme', a direct window for grievance redressal. He reiterated the state's 'Dravidian Model' of development and asserted that it was an all-inclusive one.
Stalin had, on Saturday, travelled in a state-run Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) bus and interacted with the passengers. Coinciding with the anniversary, he especially spoke to the women passengers and enquired about the free travel facility for them. Free bus travel for women was a pre-poll promise made by the ruling DMK ahead of the April 2021 assembly elections in the state. The chief minister travelled in bus number 29C on the busy Radhakrishnan Salai in the city and interacted with the passengers. He also reminisced about his school days, saying he travelled by a bus to reach the school.