Coimbatore, Jun 23: The world Classical Tamil Conference in Coimbatore was inaugurated by President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday, Jun 23. The glittering function was attended by Governor Surjit Singh Barnala and Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.
Patil said that Tamil language reflected the heritage of the country, which was now following an inclusive growth paradigm to benefit all especially those in rural areas.
“As our nation progresses economically, we have sought to follow an inclusive growth paradigm so that growth brings benefits to all sections of society," she said.
Mr. Karunanidhi in his address said Tamils should take note of the future growth of the language and plan its development in different spheres of human endeavour like literature, comparative studies, language studies, translation, history, philosophy, humanities and folklore.
The conference which is aimed to unite Tamil people around the world, will conduct academic sessions, seminars, exhibitions and cultural events. This conference, which will showcase the greatness of Tamil civilisation, has been a dream project of Karunanidhi.