Union Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications A. Raja, State Ministers Veerapandi S. Arumugam (Agriculture), Thangam Thennarasu (School Education), Pongalur N. Palanisamy (Rural Industry and Animal Husbandry) and K. Ramachandran (Khadi and Village Industries) on Friday reviewed ongoing works for the World Classical Tamil Conference to be held here in June.

Mr. Raja held discussions with Mr. Pongalur Palanisamy and Collector P. Umanath on the works being taken up and those to be carried out for the ensuing Internet Conference as part of the World Classical Tamil Conference. He also visited the CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex where works are on for erecting a huge ‘pandal.' Mr. Raja also inspected the works for setting up other halls for other sessions of the conference, food court and open auditorium besides the Internet Conference venue.

Mr. Raja exhorted the Collector to ensure eradication of mosquitoes and improvements in sanitation and drinking water facilities.

Earlier, Mr. Veerapandi Arumugam, Mr. Pongalur Palanisamy, Mr. Thangam Thennarasu and Mr. Ramachandran inspected the ongoing works on halls A, B and C at the CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, entry, ‘pandal' works, venue for various sessions, food courts, and exhibition halls.

They also held discussions with Special Officer for World Classical Tamil Conference K. Allauddin, Commissioner of Archaeology T.S. Sridhar and Dr. Umanath.

In full swing

Talking to reporters, Mr. Veerapandi S. Arumugam said that the works were in full swing and everything would be ready at least 15 days before the commencement of the conference on June 23.

The ‘pandal' was being erected in an unprecedented manner with grandeur.


Mr. Thangam Thennarasu, who is also the chairman of the Exhibition Committee, said that the 38,000 sq ft exhibition hall would have exhibits depicting the history, arts, literature and culture of the Tamil race.

There would be 650 paintings and artefacts and a light and sound show.

The exhibition would have six entry points and these works would be over by June 10.

Vice-Chancellor of TNAU P. Murugesa Boopathy, art directors Siva and Thotta Dharani and others took part in the review meeting and inspection.