Subdued Pongu Tamil celebrations held in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 18 January 2007, 15:25 GMT]
Sixth anniversary celebrations commemorating Pongu Tamil event was celebrated in a simple ceremony held on Wednesday in Jafna university premises near the University library, student union officials in Jaffna campus said..In the function attended by a large number of undergraduates, a number of academics including heads of departments and Deans of the various faculties lit the flame of sacrifice, and placed floral wreaths near the sign board containing Pongu Tamil declaration.

Pongu Tamil movement was initiated by university of Jaffna youth and the first celebrations were first held in North and East on January 17, 2001 followed by well attended celebrations by Tamil Diaspora in various parts of the world .

The Pongu Thamil movement laid the foundation for a new wave of political changes in Northeast.

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