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‘Valar Thamizh Vanoli' to go on air from January 15

tuning in: M.S.Shanmugham, centre, Collector, inaugurating the Tamil University's FM radio. M.Rajendran, left, Vice Chancellor, Tamil University, lyricist N.Muthukumar are in the picture. — Photo: M.Srinath
tuning in: M.S.Shanmugham, centre, Collector, inaugurating the Tamil University's FM radio. M.Rajendran, left, Vice Chancellor, Tamil University, lyricist N.Muthukumar are in the picture. — Photo: M.Srinath

‘Valar Thamizh Vanoli'-Tamil University's FM radio will start its broadcast from January 15.

M.S.Shanmugham, Collector, formally launched the channel during the Pongal and Tamil New Year Celebrations held at the University here on Thursday, in the presence of M.Rajendran, Vice-Chancellor, Tamil University.

The Collector said radio can contribute to the growth of chaste Tamil by its services. While private radios and television channels help in propagating the language, chaste Tamil is not given prominence. Vijaya Thiruvenkadam, former station director of AIR, Chennai, said Chennai AIR was the first to coin the word ‘Panbalai' in Tamil for Frequency Modulation. Tamil University FM Radio can be heard around a radius of 25 km.

Raja Reddy, General Manager, BSNL, inaugurated the Optical Fibre Connectivity given to the University under the National Knowledge Node which has been created by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development to link various Universities in a network to enable them gain knowledge from each other .

Gopalakrishnan, Regional Manager, Bank of India, distributed education loans to the tune of Rs.21 lakh to students of Tamil University. He said the Bank has introduced a student card called ‘Bingo' for the benefit of students.

Lyricist N.Muthukumar said Tamil students need not worry about their employability as the language will help them throughout their lives. Media proliferation has opened up lot of opportunities for Tamil students. However, those who study Tamil should do it thoroughly and become an expert. S.Sankaravadivelu, former Indian Forest Service Officer, A.Sargunan, film director also spoke.

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