'Safeguard Tamil language and culture' -GA

[TamilNet, Saturday, 18 October 2003, 00:46 GMT]
"Tamils in Ilankai (Sri Lanka) and those displaced from here in the Diaspora are rendering great service to the promotion and continued vitality of the Tamil language. The services they render to the creation of literary work in Tamil have been commended as being better than even in India," said Mr. K. Ganesh, the Vavuniya district Government Agent, speaking at the evening program of the Tamil literary festival in Vavuniya Thursday.

A Tamil citizen from Ilankai, who was displaced and lived in a refugee camp in Tamil Nadu, is said to be rendering great service to creative Tamil literature, and many if his works are being published in foreign countries, Mr. Ganesh said.

The people in the Diaspora are operating several Internet websites where they promote the Tamil language by publishing their literary work, and many such sites contain high-quality literary work, he said.

“It is our bounden duty to safeguard the Tamil language and culture. We need to commend and encourage those who do literary work in Tamil," Mr. Ganesh said. "Festivals like this are intended for this purpose. Many Tamil intellectuals from the Northeast and other parts of the country are gathered here today. Such coming together strengthens the effort to foster Tamil language and culture.”

NE Cultural Pageant

Prior to the commencement of the event, a procession carrying a statue of the “Tamil mother” started from the Vavuniya town and reached the Aquinas theatre of the Irambaikulam Girls’ school.

Tamil and Muslim students marched in the procession. Students made up to appear as ancient Tamil sages, such as Kamban, Valluvar, Auvaiyar, and more recent literary luminaries like the late Prof.K. Kailasapathy and Prof. S. Vithiyanandan, were seen marching in the procession.

Ms.N. Srithevi, the deputy director of cultural affairs, presided over the evening events and gave the welcome speech. The evening program included drama, classical Tamil dance, folk dance, and musical programs.

NE Cultural Pageant

Related Articles:
17.10.03   Tamil Literary festival begins in Vavuniya


Latest 15 Reports
19.07.18 23:22   Photo
Skulls with bullet-like holes excavated in Mannaar mass grave, women and children among victims
18.07.18 19:21   Photo
Uprooted Mu'l'lik-ku'lam Tamils adopt Ira'nai-theevu approach, enter their lands seized by SL Navy
17.07.18 21:29   Photo
Colombo steps up shadow war against NPC Chief Minister Wigneswaran
16.07.18 22:48   Photo
SL Forest Department seizes agricultural lands of Eezham Tamils in Paduvaan-karai
15.07.18 19:14   Photo
Families of enforced disappeared vehemently oppose OMP sittings in North
14.07.18 19:35  
SL High Court in Vavuniyaa tricked again into postponing hearings on TPP case
13.07.18 23:20   Photo
NPC CM declines participation in Colombo's unilateral task force for so-called Development
12.07.18 12:22   Photo
Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee
11.07.18 18:20  
Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity
10.07.18 21:53  
SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives
09.07.18 22:30   Photo
Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu
08.07.18 19:06   Photo
TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort
07.07.18 19:56   Photo
SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military
06.07.18 23:17  
Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned
05.07.18 23:49  
Tamils need native movements to confront Colombo-centric environmental exploitations
Find this article at: