The Tamil Isai Sangam conducted the 70th Pan research conference from Dec. 22 to 25. The pans that were taken up for discussion were Yamai, Mallari, Pungali, Serundi, Azhungu and Sayai.
Dignitaries were Justice P.R. Gokulakrishnan. president, Tamil Isai Sangam, Isaipperarignar A.K.C.Natarajan, Pannisai Kavalar Kalaimamani Lepa. Karu.Ramanathan Chettiyar, M.A. Bhageerathi, Dept of Music, Queen Mary's College, Premeela Gurumurthi, Dept. of Music, Univ of Madras, Ananda Nataraja Dikshitar, Dept. of Tamil, Annamalai University, E. Angayarkkani, Dept. of Music, Tamil University, Tanjore, Pannisaipperarignar Sami Dandapani, Sirkazhi Thirugnanasambanda oduvar, Padmashree G. Sivachidambaram, maestro Nalli Kumaran, maestro T.K.S.Kalaivanan and oduvars from various temples in Tamil Nadu.