Theme song for World Classical Tamil conference launched

Theme song for World Classical Tamil conference launched

Theme song for World Classical Tamil conference launched

The theme song for the World Classical Tamil Conference, which was recorded encapsulating the contributions of Tamil culture and literature down the ages, was officially launched by Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi at a function in Chennai on Saturday.

The lyric was penned by Mr. Karunanidhi himself and the music was scored by A R Rahman.

Releasing the CD, Mr. Karunanidhi said it was difficult to bring in the poem all the glory of different classical works written in various periods ranging from the Sangam era to the post-Sangam period, including those of Kamban and Kalamegam.

The Chief Minister said the central message of the song was “all were equal by birth” (Pirappuokkum yella ouirkkum, in Tamil) and they should have the feeling that they remained so even later and they should live as one race.

Karunanidhi said the conference, to be held in Coimbatore next month, would begin with the rendering of the song, amid applause from the audience at the University Centenary Auditorium.

Pointing out that the song would popularise the Tamil meet, the Chief Minister said 205 scholars from 27 countries would attend. There would be 53 experts from Sri Lanka, 37 from Singapore, 29 from Malaysia, 22 from the U.S. and 14 from Canada.

Describing Tamil as a universal language, Mr. Rahman said it should not be confined to a small circle. On the theme song, he said the services of singers belonging to different genres of music and different generations such as T.M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela, Aruna Sayeeram, Shruti Haasan and Srinivas were harnessed.

L. Subramaniam, violin maestro, who received the compact disc of the anthem from the Chief Minister, commended Mr. Rahman and Gautham Vasudev Menon, who filmed the song.

K. Anbazhagan, Finance Minister, Parithi Ellamvazhuthi, Information Minister, and Peter Alphonse, coordinator of the Publicity Committee, were among those who addressed the function.

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1 Comment

  1. dear sir/madam,

    i feel much privileged to witness the release of the theme song at the centenary hall…It was awe inspiring audio-visual…. i would be much thankful, if you let me know where can i get it downloaded…Also am much disappointed, since the theme song is not yet aired in tv channels, as said..

    Rajgovind J.


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