Use palm, coconut products during Tamil conference, says Toddy Movement

Coimbatore: The Tamil Nadu Toddy Movement has asked the Chief Minister to use the World Classical Tamil Conference in June as a platform for the use of coconut and palm products. Field Co-ordinator of Tamil Nadu Toddy Movement S. Nallasamy said that since the weather during the conference would be hot, palm fruits (nungu) and tender coconuts would come in handy. Coconut jaggery, palm jaggery, “karupatti” and “panangarkandu” should be used in the preparation of food items for delegates of the conference. Plastics should be completely avoided during the conference. Instead items made of palm and coconut leaves should be used. Mr. Nallasamy also sought a ban on sale of aerated, soft drinks and Indian Made Foreign Liquor at the conference venue. Instead toddy should be sold in packed cans and packs. These measures would help give an economic relief to agriculture communities.

SOURCE: THE HINDU

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Plea to use palm, coconut products in Tamil conference

Coimbatore: The Tamil Nadu Toddy Movement has urged the Chief Minister to utilise the ensuing World Classical Tamil Conference in June 2010 as a platform for extensive use of health-friendly coconut and palm products.

Palm trees are the identity of Tamil Nadu.The faster pace of life had reduced the role and scope of palm, coconut trees and their products. Palm trees were even known as the ones that had saved the State from the vagaries and fury of nature.

Natural coolants

In an appeal, Field Co-ordinator of Tamil Nadu Toddy Movement, S. Nallasamy has pointed out that the conference is scheduled for June 2010, which is immediately after a scorching summer. Hence, he suggested measures for making extensive availability of palm fruits (Nungu) and tender coconuts. He also sought extensive use of coconut jaggery, palm jaggery, “karupatti” and “panangarkandu” in the food items prepared there for serving the delegates at the conference.

Bio non-degradable plastics should be completely avoided during the conference, bio degradable items made of palm and coconut leaves should be used extensively. Mr.Nallasamy also sought ban on aerated and soft drinks at the conference venue besides banning Indian Made Foreign Liquor made of chemical waste. Instead processed and packed non intoxicating toddy should be packed in cans and packs and sold at the venue.

Through these measures, the conference convened to protect Tamil language could be made a platform to help agricultural communities get an economic relief.

The Conference, by extensive use of coconut and palm products, could showcase to the world the healthy agricultural produces and protect palm and coconut based industries from the verge of extinction.

SOURCE : THE HINDU

UNESCO to associate with Tamil meet

Coimbatore: UNESCO will be happy to associate itself with the World Classical Tamil Conference to be held here in June 2010, according to Aromoogum Parsuramen, Director and UNESCO Representative for South East Asian Countries. He was speaking at a function on Sunday organised by Coimbatore City Police to donate over 1 lakh books to 120 corporation and government schools.

Mr. Parsuramen said that the UNESCO was protecting and promoting all languages. — Staff Reporter

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Coimbatore getting ready to host the World Classical Tamil Conference in June 2010

COIMBATORE: With Coimbatore getting ready to host the World Classical Tamil Conference in June 2010, industrial associations here have sought measures on a war-footing to improve the roads and water bodies in the city.

A six-member delegation met Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin and Chief Secretary K.S. Sripathi in Chennai on Monday.

President of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Coimbatore, Mahendra Ramdas, who was part of the delegation, told The Hindu here on Tuesday that the delegation focused on short-term infrastructure development as visitors would be coming from different countries and other parts of the State. The existing roads would not be enough to handle the traffic to and from the CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, the venue for the conference.

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Accommodation Committee reviews arrangements for Tamil conference

In discussion: Rural Industries Minister Pongalur N. Palanisamy (third left), who is the Chairman of the Accommodation Committee for the World Classical Tamil Conference, discussing the arrangements for the conference at a meeting at the Coimbatore Collectorate.

In discussion: Rural Industries Minister Pongalur N. Palanisamy (third left), who is the Chairman of the Accommodation Committee for the World Classical Tamil Conference, discussing the arrangements for the conference at a meeting at the Coimbatore Collectorate.

Coimbatore: The Accommodation Committee for the World Classical Tamil Conference led by Rural Industries and Animal Husbandries Minister Pongalur N. Palanisamy on Thursday reviewed the arrangements to ensure accommodation for the visiting delegates.

The meeting at the Collectorate was attended by District Collector P. Umanath, Corporation Commissioner Anshul Mishra, Bharathiar University Vice-Chancellor C. Swaminathan and other members.

Later, Mr. Pongalur N. Palanisamy told reporters that there were 1,500 air conditioned rooms in the hotels in Coimbatore City and another 500 in peripheral towns such as Mettupalayam, Pollachi and Tirupur.

It had also been decided to make use of the rooms being constructed by two upcoming hotels in the city. In addition, kalyana mandapams numbering around 150 and 15 belonging to the Corporation would be kept ready. The Minister appealed to the people not to fix any functions in kalyana mandapams on the Tamil conference dates to avoid inconvenience.

Meeting with hoteliers

On Friday, Mr. Umanath along with Mr. Anshul Mishra, Tamil Conference Special Officer S. Prabhakaran and DCP P. Nagarajan held a meeting with the hoteliers in the district.

The Collector and the Corporation Commissioner said that the city had 5,780 rooms and approximately 2,000 to 2,500 rooms might be required for the purpose of the conference from June 22 to 28, 2010.

A list of hotels and the numbers of rooms were ready with the district administration.

The Collector urged the hoteliers to provide rooms, quality food and excellent hospitality to the visiting delegates.

On the conference dates, the hoteliers should not provide rooms to any other persons. Only the Accommodation Committee had the right to allocate rooms.

List of guests

The hoteliers would be provided with a list of guests staying with them.

To avoid linguistic related problems with foreign delegates, there would be enough interpreters.

All hotels would be provided with police protection. For the hoteliers to co-ordinate, District Revenue Officer (Excise), Shanmugasundaram would be the nodal officer and he could be contacted at 95008-10175.

Officials and the police personnel would be accommodated in the kalyana mandapams and hostels of various educational institutions.

Chief Minister launched the website for World Classical Tamil Conference in Coimbatore

Chief Minister launched the website for World Classical Tamil Conference

Chief Minister launched the website for World Classical Tamil Conference

Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday launched the website (www.ulakathamizhchemmozhi.org) for the World Classical Tamil Conference to be held in Coimbatore in June 2010.

Designed in Tamil and English, the website has different sections pertaining to the theme of the conference, announcements made on the meet, the significance of the host city (Coimbatore) and the historical background of the declaration of Tamil as a classical language. There is a provision for online registration. Also, one can post one’s views or comments in the blog section. Links to the Tamil University, Tamil Virtual University, International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil (INFITT), Thinnai and Project Tamil have been provided in the website.

M. Rajendran, Tamil University Vice-Chancellor and coordinator of the Academic Committee for the meet, explained features of the website.

Later, Mr. Karunanidhi told reporters that a massive rally would be taken out on June 27, 2010, the final day of the conference. [The meet would begin on June 23, 2010]. Several committees were being formed in connection with the meet. The expenses of the conference would be monitored by the Chief Secretary, Finance Secretary, Special Officer and the District Collector. The government would meet whatever requirements indicated by the officials.

K. Anbazhagan and Arcot N. Veeraswami, Ministers, Kanimozhi, Member of Parliament and K. Allaudin, Special Officer, were among those present.

The Chief Minister also released the 2010 calendar designed by the State Tourism department.