Union Telecom and Information Technology Minister A. Raja hands over a special postal stamp to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi after its release at the valedictory function of the World Classical Tamil Conference in Coimbatore on Sunday. Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is also seen.
The first World Classical Tamil Conference here came to an end on Sunday with Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi announcing a plan of action for Tamil promotion and development.
Delivering the valedictory address of the five-day conference, Mr. Karunanidhi said a Rs.100-crore fund would be established for Tamil development. This would be a follow-up to the “good work” done at the meet.
The Chief Minister said efforts would be taken for translating well-known Tamil works into other Indian, Asian and European languages. Significant works of other languages would also be translated to Tamil. The government would create “genetic heritage gardens” in five distinct zones of the State as spelt out in the Sangam poetry.
Noting the presence of Union Ministers for Finance and Home Affairs Pranab Mukherjee and P. Chidambaram on the occasion, the Chief Minister appealed to the Centre to extend financial assistance for a number of initiatives announced by him.