Propaganda vehicle for World Classical Tamil meet begins journey

Grabbing attention:Collector M. Jayaraman flagging off World Classical Tamil Conference propaganda vehicle in Tirunelveli on Tuesday.

Grabbing attention:Collector M. Jayaraman flagging off World Classical Tamil Conference propaganda vehicle in Tirunelveli on Tuesday.

Tirunelveli: To popularise the importance of the five-day World Classical Tamil conference, 2010, to be held in Coimbatore from June 23 to 27, Collector M. Jayaraman flagged off the campaign vehicle on the premises of Tahsildar office here on Tuesday.

The campaigning would continue for four days, according to a press release.

Subbiah, Tahsildar, Tirunelveli, Nammaiyalwar Perumal, District Administrative Office Manager, Leela, Personal Assistant to Collector (General), were present.

Source : The Hindu

Ministers flag off Tamil meet relay run

MEET SPECIAL:Ministers K.N. Nehru, right, and N. Selvaraj, second from right, flagging off a rally in Tiruchi on Monday to mark the World Classical Tamil Conference.

MEET SPECIAL:Ministers K.N. Nehru, right, and N. Selvaraj, second from right, flagging off a rally in Tiruchi on Monday to mark the World Classical Tamil Conference.

TIRUCHI: Transport Minister K .N .Nehru and Forest Minister N .Selvaraj flagged off a short relay run for college students (both boys and girls) at K. A. P. Viswanathan Higher School here on Monday to create awareness among the people about theWorld Classical Tamil Conference that is to be held in Coimbatore from June 23 to 27. The relay run was organised by the Anna University, Tiruchi.

The relay crossed Puthur, Head Post Office, Junction, Goodshed overbridge, Jamal Mohamed College and culminated at Anna stadium. A large number of school and college students took part in the run. V .Dakshinamurthy, Collector-in-charge ; Anbil Periasamy and K .N. Sekaran, MLAs; M .Anbazhagan, Deputy Mayor; K .Rukmani, Officiating Vice-Chancellor of Anna University; K .Swaminathan, Chief Educational Officer and other officials took part in the inaugural function.

Source : The Hindu

Tamil conference hot air balloon arrives in city

SURPRISE:School students watching a hot air balloon brought to the city as part of the publicity campaign for the World Classical Tamil Conference in Tiruchi on Wednesday.

SURPRISE:School students watching a hot air balloon brought to the city as part of the publicity campaign for the World Classical Tamil Conference in Tiruchi on Wednesday.

TIRUCHI: The city was pleasantly surprised to find a hot air balloon in the sky over the St.Joseph’s College grounds on Wednesday, holding out an invitation to the public for the World Classical Tamil Conference to be held in Coimbatore from June 23 to 27.

The giant-sized balloon with a photograph of Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi and the logo of the conference is used as a part of the promotional campaign in the run up to the conference.

A large number of inquisitive school children thronged the grounds to have a closer look at the balloon.

The balloon was in the city for about three hours on Wednesday morning when a few fortunate kids got an opportunity to hop on to it and go up for short tethered rides to about 50 feet high. K.N.Nehru, Transport Minister, and N.Selvaraj, Forest Minister, also took the ride. V.Dakshinamurthy, Collector (in-charge), T.T. Balsamy, Corporation Commissioner, M.Anbazhagan, Deputy Mayor, and officials were present. Mr.Nehru appealed to the City residents to attend the conference in large numbers.

The balloon was being taken to various districts as part of the publicity campaign.

Source : The Hindu

Tamil meet awareness balloon launched

CONFERENCE SPECIAL:Students looking at

CONFERENCE SPECIAL:Students looking at

THANJAVUR: A multi-coloured, beautiful, giant balloon was launched by the World Classical Tamil Conference reception committee at Annai Sathya Stadium here on Wednesday to create an awareness of the conference to be held in Coimbatore from June 23 to 27.

Hundreds of school students witnessed the balloon along with Collector M. S. Shanmugham. The balloon had invitations on two sides for the conference. The invitation with the title “Kalaignar Azhaikirar” with the image of the Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi invited the people to participate in the conference.

A slight drizzle and poor wind position delayed the launch. Students cheered when the balloon was inflated with cold air and then with hot air to keep it float in the air. It is a long process to inflate the balloon.

According to Benedick, co-ordinator of the programme, the balloon, which is 100 ft high and has a volume of 105000 cubic ft was made of Normax fabric at USA. Cold air is blown into the balloon and later hot air will be filled in to replace cold air. The balloon which becomes light will lift in the air.

Meanwhile, Tamil University is organising a rally to create an awareness of the conference here on Thursday. The rally in which nearly 500 students, teachers and staff of the university participate will start from the railway station and end at the university campus via Gandhiji road. The rally will be flagged off by the Collector at 3 p.m. at the railway station, said a press release issued here on Wednesday.

Source: The Hindu

MKU Vice-Chancellor leading a contingent for Classical Tamil meet

FLAGGED OFF: R. Karpaga Kumaravel, Vice-Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University, walking along with students after flagging off a mini-marathon to create awareness of World Classical Tamil Conference in Madurai on Wednesday.

FLAGGED OFF: R. Karpaga Kumaravel, Vice-Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University, walking along with students after flagging off a mini-marathon to create awareness of World Classical Tamil Conference in Madurai on Wednesday.

MADURAI: It was a day of various events organised in Madurai in connection with the World Classical Tamil Conference to be held in Coimbatore from June 23 to 27.

Under the initiative of Madurai Kamaraj University, different events took place at various points in Madurai on Wednesday to create public awareness of the meet.

Early in the day, MKU Vice-Chancellor R. Karpaga Kumaravel flagged off a mini-marathon near Tamukkam Ground in which students, college and university teachers along with senior officials of the university participated by carrying banners/placards of the World Classical Tamil Conference.

“This mini-marathon is to popularise the forthcoming conference among people in Madurai. I am leading a contingent of participants from our university for the conference at Coimbatore,” the Vice-Chancellor said after flagging off the mini-marathon. Dr. Kumaravel said that a special vehicle had been arranged by the MKU to take the participants to the conference venue at Coimbatore. “Arrangements have been made already and over 100 members our university including the Heads of Departments, faculty members, students and paper presenters are attending the meet,” the Vice-Chancellor said.

V. Alagappan, MKU Registrar in-charge, along with Syndicate members R. Madhanagopal, K. Muthuchelian and P.T.Manoharan and the Controller of Examinations in-charge M. Thirumalai participated in the mini-marathon flagging-off event.

Relay torch

Meanwhile, the relay torch for the World Classical Tamil Conference which was handed over to the MKU Vice-Chancellor on June 14 began its journey from Thirumangalam near here on Wednesday where the Minister for Adi Dravidar Welfare A. Tamilarasi participated. S. Pari Parameswaran, relay torch coordinator, said that it was handed over to the varsity by the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University after covering various places starting from Kanyakumari. From Thirumangalam, the torch reached Usilampatti.

Collector C. Kamaraj will flag off the torch at Usilampatti on Thursday and it will be received by the Theni Collector at Andipatti.

It would be handed over to the Anna University (Tiruchi) for the next phase of journey, Mr. Parameswaran said.

Students of colleges affiliated to the MKU took part in carrying the torch at different points. The colleges include Sourashtra College, P.K.N.College, Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College, MKU College, Fatima College, Arul Anandar College and P. M.T. College. MKU Registrar in-charge Dr. Alagappan said that essay writing, poetry and elocution competitions were conducted by the university for college students. Three students were selected to participate in the final round of the competitions at Chennai. N.Baluchamy of A. S. College of Education, Madurai, got the first prize.

Source : The Hindu

Coimbatore: Police machinery is geared up fully for handling the crowd control, traffic management and law and order maintenance during the forthcoming World Classical Tamil Conference from June 23 to 27, said Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore City C. Sylendra Babu on Wednesday. Talking to reporters, Mr.Sylendra Babu said that 10,000 police personnel would be on deployment under the supervision of 87 Deputy Superintendents of Police, 30 Additional Superintendents of Police, 33 Superintendents of Police and six Deputy Inspectors-General of Police. Besides this, 35 ambulances and 20 recovery vehicles will be mobilised for handling contingencies and for removal of vehicles that may break down. This will be done to avoid traffic snarls. In the event of any grievances or inconveniences, the public could call up the control room at 100 or 98431 00101 which would be functioning round-the-clock under the supervision of DIG of Police, Vellore Range, P. Thamaraikannan. Mr.Sylendra Babu said that normal life and traffic flow would be ensured on all the days. Avanashi Road will be blocked from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 23 when the procession of floats winds its way from VOC Park Grounds to CODISSIA Fair Complex. Otherwise, Avanashi Road will be open for normal traffic and shops and establishments will remain open. When the procession winds its way, there would be a temporary diversion of traffic on Tiruchi Road. On June 23 alone, passengers to and from Peelamedu Airport would be advised and guided to travel through SIHS Colony and Tiruchi Road avoiding Avanashi Road. For effective traffic management, police personnel in the rank of Sub-Inspectors on 100 two-wheelers would be deployed at almost all vantage locations in the city to regulate the flow of traffic. Those visiting the conference venue could come till Coimbatore Medical College grounds and park their vehicles and walk 500 metres to reach the conference pandal. Smooth traffic flow would be ensured on all arterial roads such as Sathyamangalam Road, Mettupalayam Road, Thadagam Road, Perur Road, Marudhamalai Road, Palakkad Road, Pollachi Road and also on Avanashi Road except for the inaugural day. Meeting A meeting of the police officials and Coimbatore Lorry Owners Association was held recently to decide on the measures to be initiated to manage the traffic flow during June 23 to 27 when the city hosts the World Classical Tamil Conference. The meeting was attended by Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore City, C. Sylendra Babu, Deputy Commissioners of Police S. Nizamuddin (Coimbatore – DCP Traffic), G. Karthikeyan (St.Thomas Mount – DC Traffic) and representatives of the lorry owners association. The meeting decided to ply heavy vehicles avoiding Avanashi Road and using Tiruchi Road. Buses With regard to buses, it was decided to operate from Singanallur and Ukkadam. During the float procession, heavy vehicles will not be allowed on Avanashi Road and will be blocked for vehicular traffic and arrangements would be made for transportation of essential commodities. The meeting decided to operate heavy vehicles during night hours. For free flow of traffic on Oppanakkara Street parking of vehicles will not be allowed temporarily during the conference days. It was decided to give wide publicity through newspapers and media on the traffic diversion. Container trucks and heavy trucks will not be allowed on Avanashi Road during the conference days as they would cause heavy traffic congestion in case of breakdowns. It was also decided that heavy vehicles would be parked only in the outer areas during the conference period.

WCTC ARRANGEMENTS

WCTC ARRANGEMENTS

Coimbatore: Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday reviewed the progress of works relating to renovation of the PWD travellers’ bungalow (circuit house) at a cost of Rs.2 crore and arrangements being made at CODISSIA Trade Fair complex, where the World Classical Tamil Conference is scheduled to be held.

He was accompanied by Chief Secretary K.S. Sripathi, Ministers Pongalur N. Palanisamy (Rural Industries and Animal Husbandry), M.P. Saminathan (Highways and Minor Ports), K. Ramachandran (Khadi), District Collector P. Umanath, Commissioner of Police C. Sylendra Babu, Deputy Commissioner of Police P. Nagarajan and PWD Engineer Karunakaran.

Dr. Umanath informed the Deputy Chief Minister that on completion of the work on installing a lift and renovation of circuit house with air-conditioned facility, it would have 30 rooms. Later, the Deputy Chief Minister visited Hall?D at the CODISSIA complex, where the Chief Minister is to inaugurate the academic session at Tholkappiyar Arangam on June 24 as part of the conference.

Source : The Hindu

Arrangements in place for World Tamil conference

Coimbatore: Police machinery is geared up fully for handling the crowd control, traffic management and law and order maintenance during the forthcoming World Classical Tamil Conference from June 23 to 27, said Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore City C. Sylendra Babu on Wednesday.

Talking to reporters, Mr.Sylendra Babu said that 10,000 police personnel would be on deployment under the supervision of 87 Deputy Superintendents of Police, 30 Additional Superintendents of Police, 33 Superintendents of Police and six Deputy Inspectors-General of Police.

Besides this, 35 ambulances and 20 recovery vehicles will be mobilised for handling contingencies and for removal of vehicles that may break down. This will be done to avoid traffic snarls.

In the event of any grievances or inconveniences, the public could call up the control room at 100 or 98431 00101 which would be functioning round-the-clock under the supervision of DIG of Police, Vellore Range, P. Thamaraikannan.

Mr.Sylendra Babu said that normal life and traffic flow would be ensured on all the days.

Avanashi Road will be blocked from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 23 when the procession of floats winds its way from VOC Park Grounds to CODISSIA Fair Complex.

Otherwise, Avanashi Road will be open for normal traffic and shops and establishments will remain open.

When the procession winds its way, there would be a temporary diversion of traffic on Tiruchi Road.

On June 23 alone, passengers to and from Peelamedu Airport would be advised and guided to travel through SIHS Colony and Tiruchi Road avoiding Avanashi Road.

For effective traffic management, police personnel in the rank of Sub-Inspectors on 100 two-wheelers would be deployed at almost all vantage locations in the city to regulate the flow of traffic.

Those visiting the conference venue could come till Coimbatore Medical College grounds and park their vehicles and walk 500 metres to reach the conference pandal.

Smooth traffic flow would be ensured on all arterial roads such as Sathyamangalam Road, Mettupalayam Road, Thadagam Road, Perur Road, Marudhamalai Road, Palakkad Road, Pollachi Road and also on Avanashi Road except for the inaugural day.

Meeting

A meeting of the police officials and Coimbatore Lorry Owners Association was held recently to decide on the measures to be initiated to manage the traffic flow during June 23 to 27 when the city hosts the World Classical Tamil Conference.

The meeting was attended by Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore City, C. Sylendra Babu, Deputy Commissioners of Police S. Nizamuddin (Coimbatore – DCP Traffic), G. Karthikeyan (St.Thomas Mount – DC Traffic) and representatives of the lorry owners association.

The meeting decided to ply heavy vehicles avoiding Avanashi Road and using Tiruchi Road.

Buses

With regard to buses, it was decided to operate from Singanallur and Ukkadam.

During the float procession, heavy vehicles will not be allowed on Avanashi Road and will be blocked for vehicular traffic and arrangements would be made for transportation of essential commodities.

The meeting decided to operate heavy vehicles during night hours.

For free flow of traffic on Oppanakkara Street parking of vehicles will not be allowed temporarily during the conference days.

It was decided to give wide publicity through newspapers and media on the traffic diversion.

Container trucks and heavy trucks will not be allowed on Avanashi Road during the conference days as they would cause heavy traffic congestion in case of breakdowns.

It was also decided that heavy vehicles would be parked only in the outer areas during the conference period.

Source : The Hindu