Special Correspondent

THANJAVUR: The Tamil Mandram of Department of Tamil Development is conducting essay, oratory and poetry competitions on Tamil language, Tamil literature, etc., for the students of higher secondary schools in Thanjavur district at Rajah’s Higher Secondary School here on October 17.

According to a press release of Collector M. S. Shanmugam, each school should send one student and the topic would be given only at the time of the competition.

Two prizes (first prize Rs.1,000 and second prize Rs.500) will be given to the winner in each category and the winners will participate at the State-level competition to be held later.

Details of the competition can be had from the Assistant Director of Tamil Development in the Collector’s office here (phone: 04362-271530 and mobile 9442187892).