Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Hindu - 24 June 2010

M. Anandakrishnan, chairman, Organising Committee of the Tamil Internet Conference, said that in the past 30 years the Tamil society had faced many challenges in taking the language to the computer. What needed to be done now were regulation and standardisation.
It was not enough if the participants presented papers, they must also engage in follow-up work to promote Tamil on the Internet. He asked the Union and State governments to play an important role in promoting Tamil.
Vasu Ranganathan of Pennsylvania University said 150 papers under 12 categories were chosen for presentation at the conference.
Poongothai Aladi Aruna, Tamil Nadu IT Minister, welcomed the gathering. T.N.S. Venkata Rangan, head of the International Fourm for Information Technology in Tamil, proposed a vote of thanks.
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