Colours of Tamil culture
As Coimbatore gears up for the World Classical Tamil Conference, the city sports a colourful mood with murals depicting Tamil culture on the roadside walls.
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World Tamil Conference 2010 begins on 23th June Wednesday in Coimbatore
Coimbatore, India: The first ever edition of the World Classical Tamil Conference is all set to take off in the Industrial city of Coimbatore. President Pratibha Patil is going to inaugurate the event on June 23. Also sharing the dais would be the Chief Minister of state M Karunanidhi.
While the preparations are on with gusto, some demands by certain political parties and advocates association may play the pooper. They have threatened to disturb the happenings if their demand to make Tamil the functional language in Madras High court is not heeded. Chief Minister M Karunanidhi had earlier said, that he has spoken to Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily on the language issue and the state Assembly has passed a resolution on it. He also assured that actions of those who want to divert attention of people from the event would not materialise .
Advocates who observed an indefinite fast in the court premises demanding they may be allowed to argue in Tamil, were removed on Friday and are remanded to judicial custody. However, the trouble is not just from the advocates. The five-day event has also been boycotted by opposition All- India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) and Marumalarchi Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (MDMK).
But despite all opposition, the event is all set to ride. It is expected to attract thousands of people from countries like the US, Switzerland and Malaysia. The theme song is scored by music maestro A R Rahman on the lyrics of Karunanidhi himself. Veterans like T M Sounderrajan and P Suseela are the lead singers of the album. Adding the youth power and gen ‘X’ effect to the song are Shruti Hassan, Carnatic musician Soumya and Rahman’s fellow composer in Tamil cinema, Yuvan Shankar Raja. The album has been directed by noted filmmaker Goutham Vasudev Menon of the ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein’ fame.
Tight security measures ahead of World Classical Tamil Conference
Ahead of the World Classical Tamil Conference, 2010, security has been beefed up here to prevent any untoward incident.
Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu, Lathika Saran has assured that no stone will be left unturned for security.
“We have deployed more than 10,000 policemen for the Conference and apart from this we are also mobilising forces from the neighbouring districts. And in addition to that, we are also putting into service, the security personnel from Coimbatore district. For the past two days, we are also frisking the vehicles, which are passing from the district. And apart from our force, more than 4000 NSS volunteers and 1000 NCC volunteers with home guards have been put into service, “said Saran.
The five-day conference, scheduled to commence on Wednesday (June 23) in Coimbatore, is expected to witness participation of Tamil leaders from Sri Lanka, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, United States, Europe, etc..
Security and other arrangements have been reviewed by Deputy Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin.
The World Tamil Conference is organised by the government of Tamil Nadu that aims at connecting Tamil people across the world.
The Conference, this year, will focus on Dravidians art, culture, literature and civilisation. Various Tamil scholars and linguists will participate.