Thursday, June 3, 2010

Global Christians vow for classical Tamil

The sixth World Christian Tamil Conference concluded with resolutions to use classic Tamil in prayers and worship and promote it through Christian institutions.
The conference adopted a resolution to take special efforts for promoting the classical Tamil literature and also to adopt pure Tamil words in the prayers in the churches, said Church of South India Bishop Paul Vasanthakumar of Tiruchirapalli-Thanjavur.
World Christian Tamil Academy and the CSI Tiruchirapalli-Thanjavur diocese organized the May 22-24 conference in Tiruchirapalli.
The conference decided to create a separate chair in the Bharathidasan University in Tiruchirapalli for research in Tamil Christian literature works, the bishop said.
They would also establish a separate wing by the World Christian Tamil Academy in Tiruchirapalli’s Bishop Heber College library to enable the students and scholars to get all Christian Tamil literature works, the bishop added.
State Social Welfare Minster Geetha Jeevan, who addressed the concluding, lauded the contributions made by Christian scholars and poets several centuries ago for the development of Tamil language.
She said a number of research articles by Christian Tamil scholars were received for the souvenir to be released at the World Tamil Classical Conference to be held in Coimbatore in June.
She also presented awards to four Christian Tamil scholars for their service for the development of Tamil language at the conference.

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