Bhubaneswar Tamil Sangam Marks 30th Foundation Day
Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Tamil Sangam in association with Tamil Nadu Government Academy of Dance, Music and Drama on Sunday marked its 30th Foundation Day, observing the death centenary of freedom fighter and Tamil revolutionary poet Subramaniam Bharathi and birth anniversary of Tamil Pandit Maramalei Adigal at its premises in Nayapalli, VIP Colony.
Tamil Sangam president S Doraisamy presided over the opening ceremony with Chandra Shekhar, chairman, Tamil Nadu Government Academy of Dance, Music and Drama, as chief guest, Tamil Nadu’s eminent educationist Pandit Ulaganayagi as keynote speaker and Odisha State Pollution Control Board Member Secretary Dr Murugesan as Guest of Honour.
The programme began with Bharatnatyam along with lighting of the lamp. TBT Ansari, general secretary of Bhubaneswar Tamil Sangam, delivered the welcome address.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest focused on the bond between Tamil and Odisha art, literature and culture. He said that Tamil residents in Odisha have significantly contributed to the development of Odisha. Ulganayaghi in her speech said that it is impossible to think of human development without the development of mother tongue. She said that there has been meaningful relationship between Odiya and Tamil languages since centuries.
Former general secretary of Tamil Sangam A N Kashinathan proposed the vote of thanks.