Communication facilities of highest order for Tamil meet

Udhagamandalam: Communication facilities will be of the highest order during the forthcoming World Classical Tamil Conference in Coimbatore, said Union Minister for Communication and Information Technology A. Raja, while speaking to reporters here on Saturday.

Pointing out that the mega event is expected to attract lakhs of people, he said everything possible will be done to prevent congestion in telecommunication.

Referring to discussions held with various service providers in Coimbatore recently, Mr. Raja said it was decided to set up about 130 Basic Transmission Service (BTS) facilities. In addition, about 20 BTS services would be provided near the venue and some in places such as the Nilgiris and Erode as the event would increase the flow of visitors. Around 250 broadband connections would be provided.

Stating that temporary boosters would be erected near the airport, he said that all the service providers had given helpline numbers.

Mr. Raja said that the revenue from 3G spectrum auction had exceeded expectations. On account of it and the auction of spectrum for wi-fi services, the government was better off by over Rs.1.6 lakh crore.

Revenue

Pointing out that a number of factors had contributed to the whopping revenue, he said that the question of safeguarding the social responsibilities of the BSNL would be taken up with the Finance Minister.

Source : The Hindu

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Students create awareness on Tamil conference

Innovative approach: Students of Sri Ganesh College of Arts and Science, Salem, dressed up as Tamil poets and invited people in Salem to attend the World Classical Tamil Conference being held in Coimbatore. -

Innovative approach: Students of Sri Ganesh College of Arts and Science, Salem, dressed up as Tamil poets and invited people in Salem to attend the World Classical Tamil Conference being held in Coimbatore. -

SALEM: Students of Sri Ganesh College of Arts and Science here have undertaken a novel campaign for the World Classical Tamil Conference scheduled in Coimbatore next week.

Students dressed up as Tiruvalluvar, Ilango Adigal, Bharathiyar, Avvaiyar and Kannagi and also as Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi distributed handbills inviting the people for the World Tamil Conference since Friday.

Conference

The conference is to be held in Coimbatore from June 23 to 27 and is expected to be a big draw for Tamil scholars from all over the world as well as Tamil people in the State and elsewhere in the country and the world.

They covered important places in the city where they met the people at their door steps with invitations.

They also explained the need for attending the conference.

The people reciprocated with positive replies to the invitation from the students.

Later the students also organised an exhibition within the college premises on the Tamil meet.

Source: The Hindu

Friends of Police telephone directory for Tamil meet

Coimbatore: The Friends of Police is bringing out a telephone directory containing the phone numbers of police officers and police stations

to mark the World

Classical Tamil

Conference to be

held in the city from

June 23 to 27.

The directory was

brought under instructions and guidance from the

Inspector-General of Police, Prateep V. Phillip and Commissioner of Police C. Sylendra Babu.

Release

The Directory will be released on June 21 evening.

S. Senthilkumar, Co-ordinator of the Friends of Police said that

the directory has the phone numbers of police stations, police officers,

police offices, ambulance, fire and rescue services and hospitals.

Availability

A total of two lakh copies would be made available at police stations for the benefit of the public.

Objective

The objective is to establish a channel of communication between the police and the public so that transmission of information is made

possible to prevent

crimes and unlawful activities.

Source: The Hindu

Jayalalithaa slams holding of Tamil meet

Jayalalithaa

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CHENNAI: AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Saturday criticised the World Classical Tamil Conference and said it was ridiculous to hold it when Sri Lankan Tamils were in distress.

In a statement here, she wanted implementation of 18 charters of demands of the Sri Lankan Tamils before the conference. The demands included rehabilitation of one lakh Tamils in camps in the north, relief for those resettled, rehabilitation of agricultural lands and water bodies, counselling for women and permission for journalists to meet the Tamils.

“After fulfilling these demands, the State government should hold discussions with all the political parties about the conference. This is the expectation of the Tamil community across the world,” Ms. Jayalalithaa said.

Though Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had informed Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi about the promise of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa that 47,000 Tamils would be resettled, in reality the Sri Lankan Army was destroying the Tamil identity, she alleged. Mr. Karunanidhi had no right to hold the conference when the Sri Lankan Tamils were leading a pathetic life on a par with people in Ethiopia and Somalia.

Source: The Hindu

Tamil conference torch run reaches Krishnagiri district

M. Baskaran (right), Chief Educational Officer, receiving the Classical Tamil Conference torch from K. Arul (left), Principal, Vidya Mandir Arts College, in Krishnagiri on Saturday. Students of Government Arts College took the torch to Dharmapuri.

M. Baskaran (right), Chief Educational Officer, receiving the Classical Tamil Conference torch from K. Arul (left), Principal, Vidya Mandir Arts College, in Krishnagiri on Saturday. Students of Government Arts College took the torch to Dharmapuri.

KRISHNAGIRI: The World Classical Tamil Conference run bearing the torch reached Krishnagiri on Saturday. As many as 1500 students are participating.

It reached Uthangarai on Friday evening, it was received by Chandrasekar, Corrspondent, Vidya Mandir Arts College, Uthangarai,

received the torch in Uthangarai on Friday evening.

On Saturday, M. Thangarasu, Vice Chancellor, Periyar University, flagged off the run. Sethu Gunasekaran, Registrar, was present along with professors A.K. Ramasamy and Tamil Maran.

Students along with the Principal, K. Arul, participated in the run up to Krishnagiri .

M. Baskaran, Chief Educational Officer, received the torch in Krishnagiri on Tiruvannamalai road. C. Rangarajan, Principal, Government Arts College, and P. Ponramu, Principal, Arignar Anna Arts College, Krishnagiri were present.

The students of Government Arts College for Men and Arignar Anna Arts College continued the torch run from Krishnagiri to Dharmapuri on Saturday afternoon. More than 400 students participated in the run from Uthangarai to Krishnagiri and an equal number of students continued the torch run from Krishnagiri to Dharmapuri.

Source: The Hindu