International Symposium on Semmozhith
11 December 2004, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
The proceedings will begin at 9 AM and conclude by 7.30 PM. The venue is Don
Bosco air-conditioned auditorium, Egmore with 1500 seats. The leaders of all the
political parties are invited to attend the concluding session. Kalaignar Mu.
Karuna Nidhi will deliver the concluding address.
We invite all those interested in the welfare and development of Tamil to attend
this Symposium. December being the enchanting Music season here in Chennai
expatriate Tamil will have the joy enjoying both music and a high profile Tamil
literary event. Those who wish to register their participation in advance are
welcome to contact Rev. Jegath Gaspar Raj (firstname.lastname@example.org or
Tamil Maiyam and ‘Ma Foi Management Consultants Ltd’, are
organizing an International Symposium on ‘Semmozhith Thamizh’ in Chennai on
December 11, 2004. Eminent Tamil scholars and academics from Tamil Nadu and
around the world are attending. Distinguished Tamil scholars like Prof. R.E.
Asher of Edinburg University, Scotland, Dr. Ka. Pa. Aravanan, Dr. V.C.
Kulandaisamy will present papers. Papers will be presented on the following
Inaugural Session : Dr. V. C. Kulandaisamy
Session Chairman : Dr. Avvai Natarasan
1. Classical languages of the world and uniqueness of Tamil – A descriptive
Prof. R. E. Asher, Professor of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, The
University of Edinburg, Scotland, UK.
Dr. Thamizhannal, Rtd. Professor of Tamil, Madurai Kamarajar University.
Chairman : Mr. Paul Pandian, Chairman, Axes Technologies Ltd.
Raising the profile of Tamil as a classical language nationally and
Dr. G. John Samuel, Director,
Institute of Asian Studies, Chennai.
Tamil and Sanskrit. Structural uniqueness of Tamil.
Translation of Tamil classics in to other languages.
Dr. Ravindra Nathan,
Professor of English, Manonmaniyam University.
4. Preparing Reference and Resource Materials in Tamil.
Dr. Jeyadevan Professor of Tamil, University of Madras.
Plan to digitize all the Tamil classics.
Short term and Long term plans to promote classical Tamil
Mr. Sujatha, Writer.
Chairman : Mr. Anandakrishnan, Chairman,
Madras Institute of Development Studies(to be confirmed)
1.Challenges confronted by Tamil in the areas of administration, education,
worship and judicial processes.
Dr. Ka. Pa. Aravanan,
Former Vice Chancellor,
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.
2. Present day degeneration of Tamil.
Dr. Nannan, Tamil Scholar.
3. Plan to spread Tamil books and generate widespread reading of Tamil books.
Dr. Thillai Nayagan, Former Director of Libraries.
4. Tamil as language of Trade, Commerce and Management.
Mr. Pandia Rajan, Chairman – Ma Foi Management Consultants Ltd.
5. Tamil and Modern sciences.
Mr. Manavai Mustafa, Tamil Scholar.
13. Opportunities Tamil would get as a classical language.
Dr. V. C. Kulandaisamy,
Former Vice Chancellor,
Anna University, Chennai.