“The partnership between an outstanding global institution like the University of Toronto and the vibrant Tamil community, with its unwavering dedication to the cause, provides an ideal combination, which strongly positions a Chair in Tamil Studies to make a significant impact in Canada and around the world,” stated UofT.
” We have been in talks with the Tamil Nadu government since the beginning of the Harvard Tamil Chair campaign. Earlier this year Hon. Ma Foi K. Pandiarajan had reaffirmed the commitment of the Tamil Nadu government to donate to the Toronto Tamil Chair. It is an important donation from the part of the Tamil Nadu government.” – Danton Thurairajah – Executive Director at the Canadian Tamil Congresss
At this time, CTC also thanks all those who helped to ensure this support from the Tamil Nadu government.
Tamil language has one of the oldest written traditions in all of Asia and boasts a rich body of literary work dating back 2,500 years.
Currently, Tamil is the 20th most commonly-spoken language (by 80 million people) in the world, with vibrant literatures for over 2 thousand years.
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