Symposium on Semmozhith Thamizh
11 December 2004, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
The proceedings will begin at 9
AM and conclude by 7.30 PM. The venue is Don Bosco
air-conditioned auditorium, Egmore with 1500 seats. The leaders
of all the political parties are invited to attend the
concluding session. Kalaignar Mu. Karuna Nidhi will deliver the
concluding address. We invite all those interested in the
welfare and development of Tamil to attend this Symposium.
December being the enchanting Music season here in Chennai
expatriate Tamil will have the joy enjoying both music and a
high profile Tamil literary event. Those who wish to register
their participation in advance are welcome to contact Rev.
Jegath Gaspar Raj
([email protected] or
[email protected] , mob: 9444072217).
Tamil Maiyam and �Ma Foi Management Consultants
Ltd�, are organizing an International Symposium on �Semmozhith
Thamizh� in Chennai on December 11, 2004. Eminent Tamil scholars and
academics from Tamil Nadu and around the world are attending.
Distinguished Tamil scholars like Prof. R.E. Asher of Edinburg
University, Scotland, Dr. Ka. Pa. Aravanan, Dr. V.C. Kulandaisamy
will present papers. Papers will be presented on the following
Inaugural Session : Dr. V. C. Kulandaisamy
Session Chairman : Dr. Avvai Natarasan
1. Classical languages of the world and uniqueness of Tamil � A
Prof. R. E. Asher, Professor of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics,
The University of Edinburg, Scotland, UK.
Dr. Thamizhannal, Rtd. Professor of Tamil, Madurai Kamarajar
Chairman : Mr. Paul Pandian, Chairman, Axes Technologies Ltd.
Raising the profile of Tamil as a classical language nationally and
Dr. G. John Samuel, Director, Institute of Asian Studies, Chennai.
Tamil and Sanskrit. Structural uniqueness of Tamil. Translation of
Tamil classics in to other languages.
Dr. Ravindra Nathan, Professor of English, Manonmaniyam University.
4. Preparing Reference and Resource Materials in Tamil.
Dr. Jeyadevan Professor of Tamil, University of Madras.
Plan to digitize all the Tamil classics.
Short term and Long term plans to promote classical Tamil
Mr. Sujatha, Writer.
Chairman : Mr. Anandakrishnan, Chairman, Madras Institute of
Development Studies(to be confirmed)
1.Challenges confronted by Tamil in the areas of administration,
education, worship and judicial processes.
Dr. Ka. Pa. Aravanan, Former Vice Chancellor, Manonmaniam Sundaranar
2. Present day degeneration of Tamil.
Dr. Nannan, Tamil Scholar.
3. Plan to spread Tamil books and generate widespread reading of
Dr. Thillai Nayagan, Former Director of Libraries.
4. Tamil as language of Trade, Commerce and Management.
Mr. Pandia Rajan, Chairman � Ma Foi Management Consultants Ltd.
5. Tamil and Modern sciences.
Mr. Manavai Mustafa, Tamil Scholar.
13. Opportunities Tamil would get as a classical language.
Dr. V. C. Kulandaisamy, Former Vice Chancellor, Anna University,