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TN Government to create a corpus of Tamil words for technical terms

- April 19, 2022

Chennai, April 19 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu government is to create a corpus of Tamil words for terms to be used in various sectors like medical, engineering, and technology. Tamil Nadu minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil culture, Thangam Tenarasu while speaking in the state legislative assembly on Tuesday said.

The minister said that this will be done in consultation with Tamil Nadu Text Book and Educational Services Corporations and experts.

Minister said that an amount of Rs 35 lakhs would be allocated for creating the corpus and added that an amount of Rs 5.36 crores would be allocated for competitions in Tamil-related subjects at 100 arts, science colleges, medical and engineering colleges every year.

Thangam Thenarasu also said that Tamil-related events would be organized in 6218 government schools three times a year and an amount of Rs 5.60  crores has been allocated for the same.

He said that an amount of Rs 1 crore would be allocated for organizing a conference on The Thirukkural at UNESCO Centre in Paris.  Rs 78 lakh would be allocated for improving the library facilities at the International Institute of Tamil Studies and Rs 61.50 lakh would be allocated for bettering its infrastructure.

An amount of Rs 20 lakh would be allocated for providing Tamil books on behalf of the state government to promote learning of Tamil among the emigrants from the state in France, Germany, and other European countries, Thangam Thenarasu said in the house.