The International Movement of Tamil Culture (Sri Lanka chapter) in association with the University of Jaffna will be holding a two-day special conference on ‘Challenges and Initiatives of Tamil Language and Culture’ at the University premises on August 5 and 6.
Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Malathi Rajavelu, IMTC India Chapter and Panch. Ramalingam, Reader in the UGC- Human Resource development Centre, Pondicherry University and chairman of the conference said that as many as 48 delegates from Puducherry and various parts of the country will take part in the deliberations at the conference.
Eminent scholars and Parliamentarians from Canada, U.S., France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Japan, Sri Lanka, Kuwait and Singapore will participate in the conference.
As many as 60 research papers will be presented in 10 scientific sessions of the conference and eminent personalities from various countries will be honoured with Ulaga Tamil Mamani Award 2017.
Mr. Ramalingam said that a financing unit will be started to help the Tamil community who are in need of monetary support to help them eke out a livelihood. A Memorandum of Understanding will be inked with the universities to conduct research related to Tamil culture.
A World Tamil Cultural centre will be established in various countries which has a Tamil population of more than one lakh. Travel grants will also be provided for scholars for undertaking research on Tamil culture and related studies, he added. (The Hindu)