CHENNAI: After contributing generously for the creation of a Tamil Chair in Harvard University, the Tamil Nadu government has now decided to set up a Tamil Chair in renowned universities across the globe and in other States of the country. The State government has granted Rs 5 crore for this purpose.
Making this announcement under Rule 110 in the Assembly on Thursday, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced many measures for Tamil development and HR and CE departments.
Palaniswami said a Tamil Chair will be created in Oxford University in London, Johannesburg University in South Africa, University of Malay in Malaysia and in University of Jaffna in Sri Lanka. Besides, Tamil chairs would be created in prominent educational institutions across the globe as well as in other States too.
With a view to coordinating the efforts of Tamils living in foreign countries and to protect Tamil culture and language, a conference of Tamil fora across the globe will be organised once in two years. For this purpose, `5 crore will be allocated.
To mark the centenary year of the late Chief Minister MG Ramachandran, a Chair would be created in his name for undertaking research on the subject - arts and social emancipation, in the International Institute of Tamil Studies. A sum of Rs 1 crore would be granted for this purpose.
Palaniswami also announced that a scheme to create a word bank for Tamil language would be implemented at a cost of `1 crore. Under this scheme, all words in Tamil would be categorised with their grammatical connotations, synonyms and providing search options.
This word bank could be used by all Tamil scholars, linguistic researchers and Tamil enthusiasts.
Further, with a view to encouraging postgraduate students studying Tamil in International Institute of Tamil Studies at Taramani here, a monthly stipend of `2,000 would be given to each of 15 students studying MA first year and 15 students studying in MA second year.
The Chief Minister said that a guest house for devotees would be built at a cost of `30.75 crore at Tiruchendur Subramanya Swami temple in Thoothukudi district.
Rs 30.75 crore
will be granted to build a guest house at Tiruchendur Subramanya Swami temple
Rs 10 crore
will be allocated to provide an assistance of I1 lakh each renovation of 1,000 temples
will be given to each of 15 first year MA students and 15 second year MA students
Tamil word bank
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced in the Assembly that a scheme to create a word bank for Tamil language would be implemented at a cost of `1 crore. Under this scheme, all words in Tamil would be categorised with their grammatical connotations, synonyms and providing search options