Tamil Association was inaugurated by Mr. M. Narayanan, Poet. A talk on ‘Life and works of Periyar’ was delivered by the cheif guest in college auditorium.
Tamil Association – Ma.VethaNayagar Mandram.
Tamil Association Ma.Vetha Nayagar Mandram promotes various initiatives to encourage students to participate in different literary activities. Students develop their language skills through debates, dramatics and creative writing and various competitions organized in the College and in the Intercollegiate programmes. To develop creative skills of the students the department also publishes a magazine called OOTTRU.
Inauguration of Tamil Association
Ma.Vetha Nayagar Pillai Tamil association was inaugurated on 27th July 2015. Mr. Ma. Narayanan, a poet and speaker on Periyar, addressed the gathering on the topic, “E. Ve. Ra. Perriyar and the Women Empowerment”. He pointed out the importance of reading the history of Tamil Nadu and insisted that the younger generation should know Perriayar ‘s contribution towards empowered women .
Work shop on Creative Writing .
A Three- day Work shop on creative writing was conducted from 26th to 28th of June 2015 . Various generes of the literature were introduced to the students. The work shop on creative writing helped them to develop their imagination and writing skills. Mr Tamilselvan , a freelance writer was the trainer for the programme. 35 students attended the workshop.
Tamil Mozhi Varam – Language Week
To develop language skills and to have esthetic sense of the language the tamil association celebrated Tamil language week. Each day was dedicated to a different aspect of the language. The richness and heritage of tamil culture and traditions was showcased during this week . Kudall Tamizh exhibition was a joint effort of the students. Eminent speakers, cultural performers and writers, were invited to grace the occasion.
On 24.8.2015 Iyarthamiz (prose) Dr. Ra. Kamarasu , Professor Tamil University, Thanjavur was the chief guest of the day. On 25.8.15 isaithamizh folk music was performed by Mr. Senthil and Mrs. Rajalakshmi of Kalai kaveri , Trichy. On 26.8.15 Mr. A.S.Illagovan Sakithiya Academy, Chennai, addressed the gathering on Ariviyaltamil , on 27.8.15 KavithaiTamil highlighted by poet Mrs Umadevi, a film Lyric writer, from Chennai. On 28.8.15 for udaka Tamil the chief guest was Ms. Priya babu, a writer and transgender who shared her experience and motivated the students. On 29.8.2015 Mr. Harigopalan T, chairman of Sunbeam, vellore was the chiefguest of the day. A cultural troop from Sacred Heart College was invited. They presented various cultural programmes . The second issue of OOTTRU Magazine was released on 29th August 2015.
Fr. Xavier Alphonse endowment lecture
Mr.Thedore Raj kumar, Ass. Professor , the Department of Tamil, from Voorhees College gave a lecture on Christian literature and Thirukural on 18.12.2015. 400 students attended the lecture. He spoke about various Tamil scholars and their contribution for Tamil Christain literature. It was enriching and enlightening.
Various Competitions held outside the college.
July 25, 2015 the Youth wing of D.M.K Murasooli Endowment group organized a poem competition on the poet Bharathi Dasanar. Thirty two students participated. First prize of Rs5000/- was received by Neela Nageswari of M.Sc Mathamatics and the second prize of Rs.2000 , by Three students Christy Kaviya (IIPhysics.) Leelavathy and Santhiya (II B.C.A)
On January 25, 2016 National voters day. Nine Students participated in various competitions held by the Collectorate of Vellore. They spoke on the topic Proud to be voter – Ready to vote. They highlighted the importance of casting votes and social responsibility of citizens . Students won several prizes. They also participated in essay writing and the drawing competitions.
January 27, 2016 Tamil vallarchi thurai – a government body- conducted a competition on various aspects of classical Tamil. six students participated .