Staff Reporter

Global meet on classical literature

KARAIKUDI: Vice-Chancellor, Alagappa University, P. Ramasamy, has urged the student community to learn English language to achieve good career growth.

Inaugurating an international conference on Classical Literature, East and West organised by Department of English and Foreign Languages here on Wednesday, he said English learning had become the need of the hour.

Proficiency in English would certainly light up career advancements. “Classical language of Tamil is very rich and every one should realise the fact that no language is inferior to any one.

In modern world, one must know as many languages as possible to understand one another and appreciate the literatures of the world,” he said.

K. Chellappan, former Director, State Institute of English, Chennai explained the importance and closeness of Greek and Tamil literatures.

M. Solayan, Head, Department of English, Pak Hyon Ok, Korea; Teeboon Chuan, Malaysia; Umarani Paappuswamy, University of Pittsburgh; M. Paramasivam, University of Malaysia Puthra; Marudhanayagam, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore; V. Nagarajan, Department of English, took part.