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TN govt to promote Tamil culture globally, Stalin

Chennai, July 2 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, MK Stalin said that the state government was taking steps to take the significance of the culture of Tamils and their antiquity across the globe.

He was delivering a virtual address in the 36th convention of the Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America (FeTNA).

Stalin said that the largest number of inscriptions in India were discovered in Tamil Nadu and added that the writing of history of the Indian subcontinent should commence from the Tamil land.

He also said that the state government had taken steps for several research studies in this subject. Stalin pointed out that the Keeladi archeological findings had brought to light the urbanization even in 6th century BC and added that there was literacy in that society.

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu said that archeological explorations were taking place in Sivakalai, Gangakonda Cholapuram, Myladumparai in Krishnagiri district,  Vembakottai in Virudhunagar district, Thullukarpattai in Tirunelveli district and Perumpulai in Dharmapuri districts of the state.

He said that findings of archeological excavations have led to the fact that in Myaladumparai iron was in use in Tamil land since 4200 years ago.

Stalin also said that bull was a Dravidian symbol and added that from the Indus Valley to Alanganallur in Tamil Nadu, bulls were present.

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