TN Industries Minister to lay foundation stone for Tamil school in Maninagar

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Ahmedabad, Feb 11: After Kashi Tamil Sangamam, now it’s Sabarmati Tamil Sangamam for the world’s oldest language Tamil in Vibrant Gujarat on Sunday.

Tamil Nadu Minister for Department of Industries, Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture & Archeology Thangam Thennarasu and VGP World Tamil Sangam Chairman VGP Santhosam will lay the foundation stone of an iconic Tamil school building at its old campus in Tamil-dominated Maninagar in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Minister of State for Cooperation, Salt, Industries Jagdish Ishwarbhai Vishwakarma will unveil the statue of Saint Thiruvalluvar, the author of Thirukkural here on Sunday, announced Ahmedabad Tamil Sangam president Dr S Kavidass.

Tamil Nadu Minister of Minorities and NRI Tamils’ Welfare KS Masthan, Puducherry Home Minister A Namsivayam, Ahmedabad Mayor Kiritkumar K Parmar, Ahmedabad Municipal  Commissioner M Thennarasan and Puducherry Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister AK SAIJ Saravanakumar will be the  Guests of Honour. MPs, MLAs from Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, Gujarat cadre Tamil IAS, IRS and IPS officers (serving and retired), leading academicians and industrialists from both the states will take part in these events, Dr S Kavidass added.

Elaborating on the new iconic Tamil school building, Dr Kavidass said, “Tamil Nadu Government led by Chief Minister MK Stalin has been extending all possible help to Tamils residing in all parts of the country and abroad. Preserving the world’s oldest language Tamil and culture are the avowed aim of CM Stalin. Gujarat Tamils had education facility in our Mother Tongue for over a century but owing to the onslaught of globalization all schools have been shut down. In keeping with the changing world, the ATS has decided to construct a state-of-the-art new building to revive it. In this new Avataar, apart from  Tamil, the regional language Gujarati, national language Hindi will also be taught as we have planned to introduce English-medium education once the construction is over. India is a country of diversity with multi-language, culture and food but despite these differences ‘unity is our strength’.

“This green building will have digital library, science and language labs, an auditorium and sports facilities. We will open the doors to children from any part of India. However, all four languages will be mandatory. We hope that the state government will extend all possible help in raising this building and also give grant to run the school,” said Dr Kavidass.