Tamil Literary festival begins in Vavuniya

[TamilNet, Friday, 17 October 2003, 11:40 GMT]
"While cherishing the ancient nature of Tamil literature we need to march courageously towards accommodating newly emanating concepts in our culture. Debates and research should probe deeply into our culture and contribute to healthy development of our literature," said R Thiyagalingam, secretary to the Northeast ministry of education and culture, during the opening ceremony of the 3-day literary festival which opened at Irambaikulam Girls School Thursday.

NEP Literary festival
Vavuniya Rambaikulam Girls Maha Vidyalayam students singing during the inauguration event
East University Head of Technology Department S.Mounaguru presided the first day conference on Tamil intellectuals of the past.

Additional Government Agent, S.Ragunathapillai, Priest of Kudiyiruppu Pillaiyar Temple, Kandasamy Kurukkal, Poet S.Vilvaratnam, Professor S. Mounaguru, Dr. S.Yogarajah, Dr. Rameez Abdullah and several other officials from the Northeast educational offices participated in opening conference Friday.

Vavuniya town was decorated and decorational archs were constructed at important junctions in the town.

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Professor S.Mounaguru the Dean of Fine Arts Faculty of the Eastern University is seen lighting the traditional lamp at the inaugural event of the NEP Literary Festival Friday morning
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Town is decorated to mark the NEP Literary festival



NEP Literary festival
Guests at the festival are seen at the seminar stage at Rambaikulam Girls Maha Vidyalayam



NEP Literary Festival
Town is decorated to mark the NEP Literary festival

 

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