Writing, speaking, singing and painting - a command over even one of these skills
is bound to take you places. Now, you may think that command over English is a
prerequisite to be good of these. Don't you? If you don't, then you must also
be chuffed by these competitions being held to promote Tamil. It is one of the
oldest and richest Indian languages. Keeping this in mind, the Hyderabad Maha
Nagar Tamil Sangam is going to conduct competitions as a part of the second anniversary
The competitions will be separate for boys and girls. The groups will be further divided into juniors (under 12 years) and seniors (12 to 16 years). The registrations for these competitions are on the spot. The topic for the essay writing competition, for juniors, will be "Pongal", and the seniors will have to write on "Bharatiyar, a national poet".
In the elocution competition, the juniors will be required to speak on "The leader whom I admire the most", and the seniors will have "The role of Tamilians in National Integration". These two competitions will be held in Tamil, while the Carnatic singing competition allows for Telugu songs. But the light music competition, restricted to juniors, will be in Tamil. For the drawing competitions, the topics are "Any natural scene" and "Pollution control" for juniors and seniors, respectively.
The prize distribution will be held the next day at the Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium.
Apart from these competitions, the Hyderabad Maha Nagar Tamil Sangam is also going to have cultural programs for its members. Bharatnatyam performances by Kum Sumana Shankar, a disciple of Sri V S Ramamurthy and Smt Manjula Ramaswamy, and Kuchipudi performances by Kum S Monica, a disciple of Smt Shymala Roy (renowned Kuchipudi exponent), will be the star attraction of the event.
The chief guests for the events are Sri C V Padmanabhan (Chief Commissioner of Income Tax)
and Sri Karikalvalavan, (Additional Commissioner).
There is also going to be a fancy dress show for children below 5 years. To propagate and encourage Tamil learning in the twin cities, the Sangam has decided to give prizes to students studying Tamil from the sixth to tenth classes.
For further details contact 351-7697.