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The World Classical Tamil Conference was inaugurated by President Pratibha Patil today i.e. June 23 at 10 a.m. This Conference would held from June 23 - 27 at Coimbatore and will be a landmark event in the history of Tamil Language.

President Karunanidhi along with Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala, M K Stalin, Finance Minister K Anbazhagan, Chief Secretary K S Sripathi and scholars like Professor George Hart, Dr. V.C. Kulandaisamy, and Dr. K. Sivathamby of Sri Lanka were present at the inaugural function.

Tamil is the first living language to be given the official status of a classical language after Greek, Latin and Sanskrit.

This is an occasion not only to rejoice over the victory of a century-old dream of Tamils turning true and propagate, promote and preserve the profound features of Classical Tamil but also carry it forward to the 21st century, based on its requirements and having in mind the rapid development in Science and technology, Information technology, linguistics and other fields of knowledge.

World Tamil Conference 2010 logo is the image of saint-poet Thiruvalluvar’s statue in Kanyakumari, lashed by waves caused by the tsunami and encircled by seven icons from the Indus Valley Civilisation, forms part of the logo of the World Classical Tamil Conference.

The logo emphasizes the ideal of the mankind that it should always be free of narrow walls of race, creed and casteism. The message is found in a palm leaf manuscript at the bottom of the statue. This concept “pirappokkum ella uyirkkum”

Every step taken and preparation made for the conduct of this conference from day one about a year ago was in fulfillment of these needs and purposes. Very extensive, massive and meticulous arrangements and preparations have been made.

This all made Tamilians and Tamil very proud.

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