Wednesday September 19, 2012
MIC hopes for promotion of Tamil literature in country
By MOHD FARHAAN SHAH
JOHOR BARU: The MIC hoped that the Government would establish a body to study and elevate the status of Tamil literature in the country.
The party’s vice president Datuk M. Saravanan said there was a growing need among the Indian community to preserve such literary works.
He added that it was also important to promote Tamil literary works among the Indian youth.
“Tamil is one of the oldest languages in the world which dates back to more than 2,000 years.
“There are also many world renowned Tamil literatures that must be preserved. Local Indian youths should be encouraged to study it.”
Saravanan commented on this at an event organised by the Johor Tamil Literature Association here.
He added that the matter would be raised to the party president for further discussions with the Government.
The MIC hoped that a special fund would be allocated to establish a special body on preserving Tamil literatures.
On an unrelated matter, Saravanan said that the MIC is confident that Johor would remain a Barisan Nasional bastion.
He added that the Johor government had always helped the Indian community in various issues.
“Other states should follow suit on how the Johor government is helping the Indian community.
“With the government’s credibility, the party is certain that the Indian voters would likely choose the ruling party in the general election,” he said.