Over 10,000 papers have been received from various parts of the world for being presented at the World Classical Tamil Conference, scheduled here from June 23, Tamil Nadu Finance Minister K. Anbazhagan said on Tuesday.

Talking to reporters, after visiting the CODISSIA hall, the venue of the five-day conference, Mr. Anbhazhagan said these papers would be divided into 50 different categories by a special committee.

The committee would select top 5,000 entries and the authors and experts would be invited to present their papers at the conference from June 24 to 27, he said.

A procession, depicting the culture, tradition and other highlights of Tamil Nadu, with 60 floats would be taken out during the conference, the minister said, adding that transportation and accommodation have also been arranged for those participating.

Earlier, Mr. Anbazhagan inaugurated the works of two railway overbridges near Somanur, about 30 km from here, at a cost of Rs.22.41 crore.