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ALL EYES: (From left) Leela Samson, Director, Kalakshetra; Ravi Kiran, Chitra Veena exponent; V. Irai Anbu, Secretary, Tourism; Badri Seshadri of Tamil Nadu Heritage; and N. Murali, Managing Director, The Hindu, at the launch of the website in Chennai on Saturday.
ALL EYES: (From left) Leela Samson, Director, Kalakshetra; Ravi Kiran, Chitra Veena exponent; V. Irai Anbu, Secretary, Tourism; Badri Seshadri of Tamil Nadu Heritage; and N. Murali, Managing Director, The Hindu, at the launch of the website in Chennai on Saturday.

Special Correspondent

It will help those who wish to learn more about Tamil Nadu

CHENNAI: A new website to learn about all aspects of Tamil heritage—arts, literature, music and dance, language, grammar, architecture and life-styles—was inaugurated on Saturday.

Badri Seshadri, one of the founders of the website, said content creation was a democratised process, in which anyone could contribute. An extremely user-friendly navigator, the website could be help those who wish to learn more about Tamil Nadu, its culture and heritage, he said.

V. Irai Anbu, Secretary, Department of Tourism, said the website would be useful to tourists. Many tourists visited a place not just for its beauty but also for learning something about it. Available data showed that a large number of foreign tourists visited Tamil Nadu and extended their stay in a particular place.

N. Murali, Managing Director, The Hindu, said many people associated the word heritage with old buildings, but it encompassed various facets. The website, he said, was a laudable effort.

Leela Samson, Director, Kalakshetra, said practitioners of various art forms were looking for a website of this kind.

Ravi Kiran, Chitra Veena exponent, said that from culture and heritage, one could learn a lot. Similarly, children should be encouraged to learn about the country’s culture and heritage. The website would surely help to rekindle the creativity among children in rural areas.

Those who wish to contact Tamil Nadu Heritage could use tamilheritagewiki@gmail.com and the website is: www.tamilheritage.in

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