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FOR LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: Members of the Tirukkural Kazhagam and the Senior Citizens Forum in Pudukottai paying floral tributes to Taninayaga Adigal.
FOR LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: Members of the Tirukkural Kazhagam and the Senior Citizens Forum in Pudukottai paying floral tributes to Taninayaga Adigal.

Special Correspondent

He played a key role in conducting World Tamil Conference in Kuala Lumpur

PUDUKOTTAI: People from various walks of life paid rich tributes to the services rendered by Sri Lanka-born Tamil scholar Taninayaga Adigal for the promotion of Tamil language and literature, at a function brought out jointly by the Tirukkural Kazhagam and the Senior Citizens Forum in Pudukottai recenlty.

The president of the Tirukkural Kazhagam, P. Ramayya recalled the major role played by foreign scholars-cum-Christian Missionaries Caldwell and G. U. Pope in developing this language.

The whole universe understood the importance of Tamil and its rich literary content, thanks to the efforts initiated by late Caldwell.

Tamil formed the base for the birth of many languages including Malayalam, Telugu, Kannadam etc.

Other scholars including Pope, Veeramamunivar, Taninayaga Adigal followed the footsteps of Caldwell in propagating Tamil in various parts of the world.

Amuthan Adigal, noted Tamil scholar of the town, was also felicitated on the occasion.

The president of the Senior Citizens Forum, G. Ramayya, Seenu Sellappa, Raja Mohamed and others offered felicitations.

Amuthan Adigal unveiled the portrait of Taninayaga Adigal on the occasion.

He said Taninayaga Adigal, who was born in Sri Lanka and had his higher education in Annamalai University, played a key-role in conducting the World Tamil Conference in Kuala Lumpur.

The Tamils should maintain their identity irrespective of religious and caste affiliations.

Tamil culture was being as hailed world over and efforts should be taken to create awareness among the younger generation about the same, he added.

A resolution adopted at the meeting commended the state government for making learning of Tamil compulsory in schools.

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