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"To us all towns are one, all men our kin.
Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill
Man's pains and pains' relief are from within.
Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !."

- Tamil Poem in Purananuru, circa 500 B.C 

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Tamils - a Trans State Nation


The Objectives of The World Tamil Confederation inaugurated 20 July 2002

1. To Protect the Physical Welfare of Tamils
2. To Protect the Cultural Identity of Tamils
3. To Protect the Civic, Political and Human Rights of Tamils


Pala Nedumaran (photo: courtesy Tamil Info Service)

BBC Report on Inaugural Meeting of World Tamil Confederation, 21 July 2002 - "The inaugural meeting of the World Tamil Confederation (held on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2004) brought together Tamils from more than 60 countries across North America, Europe, South Africa, Asia and Australasia. The police had earlier denied permission for the gathering, after the government said it was likely to be used as a forum for speeches in favour of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger (LTTE) rebels. But on Friday, the Madras High Court overturned the ban after being given assurances that no pro-rebel slogans or literature would be permitted. Tamils constitute one of the world's largest diaspora communities, and number more than 80 million worldwide if those in India and Sri Lanka are included. Hundreds of poets and musicians, classical scholars, scientists and doctors crowded the conference hall in the Tamil Nadu state capital for the two-day event..."

 


on stage: Ka Pa Aravanan, Chendresan, Govindasamy, Ki Tha Pachiappan, Pala Nedumaran, Chandrasekeran, A.Vinayaka Morrthy, K.A.Rajaram, Deivanayakam, Tamilappan  (photo: courtesy Tamil Info Service)


A Section of the Assembly (photo: courtesy Tamil Info Service)

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