Tamil Nadu To Give Rs 10 Crore To Harvard University For Tamil Chair Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has sanctioned Rs. 10 crore towards setting up of a Tamil Chair at the Harvard University in the US, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said today.
The move came following requests made to late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa by two US-based Tamilians, he said.
V Janakiraman and Thirugnanasambandam, who had been making efforts for establishing the Tamil Chair at the varsity, had taken up the matter with Jayalalithaa and sought the government’s help, he said.
Subsequently Ms Jayalalithaa included it (to extend assistance to such an initiative) in the list of promises as part of AIADMK’s election manifesto last year, he recalled.
Tamil Nadu To Give Rs 10 Crore To Harvard University For Tamil Chair
“I have directed that a sum of Rs. 10 crore be granted on behalf of Tamil Nadu government, which follows Amma’s (Jayalalithaa) footsteps, towards setting up a Tamil Chair at Harvard University. Implement the (poll-time) promise,” Mr Palaniswami said in a statement.
The move will help in taking up research work on India based on Tamil language, enabling more students pursue research on Tamil culture, and bringing Tamil archives being maintained in US libraries under the research ambit, he said.
These will ultimately help the world know about the richness of Tamil language, the chief minister added.
What is Tamil Chair ?
» Effort to promote the significance of Tamil language studies
Tamil Chair in Harvard University ?
» To represent a great prestige for Tamil in Harvard University
Why at Harvard?
» Harvard provides a great opportunity for Tamil scholars
Tamil Chair donators ?