KUALA LUMPUR, July 13: The 11the International Tamil Research Conference will take off here on July 21 with more than 3,000 delegates including participants from various countries expected to congregate here for the event.
The latest edition of the conference will focus on challenges faced by Tamil, one of the oldest languages in the world with a colourful and rich history, in the internet age, Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar said in a statement issued here today.
Malaysia also played host during the 1st edition of the conference in 1966 and the subsequent events in 1987 and 2015, said the minister, who will co-chair the three-day (July 21-23) event with MIC deputy president Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.
A highlight of the conference will be Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim officiating the conference on Saturday, July 22, Sivakumar said, adding that an allocation of RM1 million had been given for the conference.
“This conference is jointly presented by World Tamil Research Association together with OMS Foundation and University Malaya whereby necessary preparations are being made to make this conference a great success.”
More than 3,000 scholars and delegates including 700 from India, Australia, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, France, the United Kingdom and the United States are expected to gather here for the conference.
A total of 500 research papers will be also presented throughout conference.