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On a mission:The ‘Tirukkural torch' arrives in Salem on Saturday from Chennai on way to Kanyakumari.
On a mission:The ‘Tirukkural torch' arrives in Salem on Saturday from Chennai on way to Kanyakumari.

Special Correspondent

The aim is to spread the importance of ancient Tamil

SALEM: Members of the Kanyakumari-based Tiruvalluvar Trust, carrying ‘Tirukkural torch', arrived in the city on Saturday. To mark their arrival, a group of Tamil poets also chanted Tirukkural.

The Trust members, also the torch-bearers, started their journey from Valuvar Kottam in Chennai and on their way to Kanyakumari arrived here to a warm welcome extended by a small but significant group of Tamils- Tamil poets and writers and Tamil intellectuals. The torch will be hoisted at Kanyakumari on May 15 just at the break of dawn.

At Kanyakumari, the Trust is organising its annual ‘Tirukkural' festival in which leading people from Tamil diaspora are expected to participate. The objective of the Tamil Nadu tour was to spread the importance of ancient Tamil, its rich tradition and literature, said Tamil pundits here.

The festival would see the recitation of Tirukkural, floral tribute to the Tiruvalluvar statue, seminar and workshops, cultural events and rally. They also said that the Trust, which had developed an exclusive village named ‘Tirukuralur' in Kanyakuamri district, had embarked on an ambitious project of constructing ‘Muppalagam', to honour the three sections of Tirukkural.

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