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

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