Call for proposals to develop, promote Tamil language

Have an idea on how to develop and promote the Tamil language to the community?

The Tamil Language Council is calling for proposals to create Tamil-language programmes with the support of additional funding, it said in a statement yesterday.

This comes after the success of the 11th Tamil Language Festival, which presented 52 programmes by 45 partners last month.

Recognising that such efforts should be continual, the council said it will provide additional funding to drive more "capacity-building initiatives" beyond the festival period.

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Said council chairman R. Rajaram: "We define capacity-building programmes as well-defined projects to develop or refine Tamil-language skills, as this would directly benefit the Tamil-speaking community.

"It would ensure the perpetuation of the language, especially with the young in Singapore, and further encourage the appreciation of our Tamil heritage culture."

Interested funding applicants may submit their programme proposal forms to the Secretariat for the Tamil Language Council from today to June 16.

Proposed programmes or activities may take the form of courses, workshops, seminars or performances.

For more information, e-mail the council secretariat at NHB_Tamil languagecouncil@nhb.gov.sg

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2017, with the headline 'Call for proposals to develop, promote Tamil language'. Print Edition | Subscribe