Provincial Tamil Language Day festival held in Trincomalee
[TamilNet, Monday, 20 September 2004, 20:13 GMT]
Northeast Tamil Language Day competition at provincial level was held
Sunday morning and the winners were awarded with certificates in the
evening at the Provincial Tamil Language Day Festival the same day evening
at Trincomalee St.Mary's College Theresian auditorium.
Provincial Education Ministry Secretary Mr.R.Thiayagalingam was the chief guest at the function. Mr.S.Elilan, Trincomalee district political head of the Liberation Tigers
of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was the special guest.
At the commencement the guests were taken in a procession to the venue with
the Tamil Inniyam band music of the Trincomalee Sri Koneswara Hindu College
was in attendance.
Provincial Director of Education Mr.R.Visahalingam presided. Deputy
Director of Education Mr.V. Mahendran made the welcome address. Mr.Kavi
Inban, LTTE's Trincomalee District Education Head also attended the event.
|Master K. Jegatheesan who won first place in Music ( solo) is receiving his certificate from Ms Hemantharanee Thiagalingam. Master Jegatheesan is total blind from birth and is a student of Tellipalai Union College.
|(L-R) Provincial Education Secretary, Mr.Thiagalingam releasing the souvenir ’Kavin Tami’ by accepting the first copy from Provincial Director of ducation Mr.Vishalingam (extreme left). Mr.N.Anandaraj, Editor of the souvenir is seen in the middle.
Mr.Elilan in his keynote address said that LTTE gives top priority for
preserving Tamil language and its culture in its controlled areas in the
Northeast province. People visiting our controlled areas can see from
advertisement billboards and to other activities the Tamil language being
Tamil language cannot be destroyed. The main objective of our liberation
struggle is to safeguard Tamil Language, its culture and the people and the
Tamil homeland, added Mr.Elilan.
|Ms Hemantharanee Thiagalingam hands over certificate to a winner.
|LTTE Trincomalee district political head Mr.Elilan is seen delivering his keynote address.
Provincial Education Secretary Mr.Thiagalingam said teachers and students
should join hands to use Tamil language in its original form. A nation is
identified through its language and culture. A nation faces extinction if
its language is destroyed. Tamils should realize this and should work with
dedication to safeguard the Tamil language and its culture, he stressed.
Mr.Thiagalaingam released the souvenir "Kavin Thamil-2004" marking the
Tamil Language Day festival. Mr.Vishalingam handed over the first copy of
souvenir to Mr.Thiagalingam.
Assistant Editor of Education Mr.N.Anandaraj, who is also the editor of the
souvenir and secretary of the organizing committee of the festival proposed
vote of thanks.