Staff Reporter

Coimbatore: 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 and inspected the ongoing works for the ensuing World Classical Tamil Conference scheduled 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 the works to be carried out for the ensuing Internet Conference as part of the World Classical Tamil Conference. He also visited CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex where the works are on for erecting the huge ‘pandal.'

Mr. Raja exhorted the Collector to ensure mosquito eradication, sanitary conditions and drinking water facility.

Earlier, Mr. Veerapandi Arumugam, Mr. Pongalur Palanisamy, Mr. Thangam Thennarasu and Mr. Ramachandran inspected the ongoing works on halls A, B and C in 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 are in full swing and everything would be ready at least 15 days before the commencement of the conference on June 23. The ‘pandal' is being erected in an unprecedented manner with grandeur. Mr. Thangam Thennarasu, who is also the chairman of the Exhibition Committee, said 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.