Tamil language festival 2012 kicks off today

SINGAPORE - In conjunction with the Tamil language festival 2012, a host of programmes will be conducted throughout the month of April calling on all tamil Singaporeans to "Love Tamil, Speak Tamil".

Mr S Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office & Second Minister for Home Affairs & Trade and Industry, officially launched the festival at the School Of The Arts' (SOTA) Drama Theatre earlier today.

Aimed at cultivating a love for one of Singapore's national languages, the festival will see students from all levels of education participating in a series of literary, oratorical and cultural events.

These include short-story writing competitions, drama programmes and a national debate competition.

dassa@sph.com.sg

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