Home briefs: Tamil-language festival to honour pioneers

Tamil-language festival to honour pioneers

The 10th Tamil Language Festival will take place next month and encourage the community to "Love Tamil, Speak Tamil".

Mr R. Rajaram, chairman of the Tamil Language Council, which spearheads the festival, said it has seen increasing youth involvement over the years. This year's event will also feature components honouring pioneers of the language in Singapore.

It will include programmes developed by 40 partners, including the Indian Heritage Centre, National Library Board and National Book Development Council of Singapore.

Pre-school chain founder releases book

Dr T. Chandroo, chairman of the Modern Montessori International (MMI) Group, launched his autobiography, Reach The Top With Big Dreams, yesterday.

Following a panel discussion on the challenges of entrepreneurship, the book was unveiled by Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran at the Singapore Management University.

"The younger generation today needs to be nurtured and inspired to take new entrepreneurial paths to success," said Dr Chandroo.

Two men arrested for unlawful entry

The Police Coast Guard (PCG) arrested two men for unlawful entry into Singapore in the early hours of Saturday.

The PCG detected the two swimmers in the sea off Poyan Reservoir. It deployed land and sea resources to intercept them just after 3.30am.

The two men, thought to be aged between 28 and 30, were arrested on suspicion of unlawful entry into Singapore under the Immigration Act.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 28, 2016, with the headline 'Home briefs: Tamil-language festival to honour pioneers'. Print Edition | Subscribe