Tamil version of investor education and protection fund website launched

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Chennai, July 17(ANI): Union Corporate Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday launched the Tamil version of the Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) website in Chennai.

Khurshid also released the beginner's guide on capital markets in Tamil language at a function organized by Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with National Stock Exchange as part of India Investor Week (IIW) 2010.

With this launch in Tamil, the common man can now access the IEPF website in seven languages - Assamese, Bangle, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kanada and Tamil.

In coming days the site will be launched in more languages.

The Corporate Affairs Ministry had kick started the India Investor Week on July 13 with the first event at Kolkata.

The IIW has been organized to bring a national focus on the subject of investor awareness.

During the IIW, Khurshid has been outlining the need to reach out to the common man to not only make him aware but also encourage and hand hold him so that he can gainfully channelize his savings into the corporate economy through informed investment decisions.

He has stated that the investors' programmes are an effort to bring the 'aam admi' into the mainstream of economic growth.

According to Corporate Affairs Secretary R. Bandyopadhyay, the Ministry has up-scaled the number of investor awareness programmes and has partnered with a number of organizations including the trade and industry chambers, stock exchanges and professional institutes.

He also said that the Ministry would be organizing 3000 programmes throughout the country. (ANI)

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