Saturday, April 10, 2010

“Linking language to job opportunities vital”

The success of the World Classical Tamil Conference will depend on the implementation of decisions taken there, according to poet-lyricist Vairamuthu, a member of the organising committee.

Speaking to The Hindu on the conference, opportunities available for youth and his own literary pursuits, he said that linking the language to employment opportunities was vital. “Globalisation and the pace of scientific and technological growth are endangering languages, but the solution is to use language with technology. The conference will explore many such avenues,” he said, pointing to the interesting journey of Tamil from the era of palm-leaf manuscripts to digital, new media.

As a member of the committee in-charge of procuring books for the upcoming Anna Centenary Library in Kotturpuram, he has been guiding the team on the kind of books and research material in Tamil to be sourced from all over the world. He is also busy compiling his work over the last three decades. And on the cinema front, Mr. Vairamuthu is part of two of the most talked-about projects in Kollywood – Manirathnam's Ravanan and Shankar's Enthiran.

Full report here Hindu

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