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Iniyavai Narpadhu rally photos – Sendhamizh Manadu Kovai 2010

June 23, 2010

Today, 23rd of June 2010, there was a procession on the theme ‘Iniyavai Narpadhu’ {Sweet 40 things} which is basically a rally with statues and models (oorvalam) about Tamil language, culture, icons, civilization, folk arts, musical instruments, etc. from VOC Park in Coimbatore to the CODISSIA grounds where the Ulaga Thamizh Semmozhi Manadu (World Classical Tamil Meet) is being organised. The procession went through the Avinashi Road and there were huge crowds all along the way to watch it. Since I was also one of the crowd members, I hereby share some of the photo’s that I was able to click from there. Enjoy :).

Iniyavai Narpadhu 1 - Semmozhi Manadu 2010Iniyavai Narpadhu 2 - Thamizh Semmozhi Manadu CoimbatoreIniyavai Narpadhu 3 - Ulaga Semmozhi Manadu CbeIniyavai Narpadhu 4 - World Tamil Conference 2010Iniyavai Narpadhu 5 - Thamizh Manadu Kovai Iniyavai Narpadhu 6 - Semmozhi ManaduIniyavai Narpadhu 7 - Tamil conference 2010 Coimbatore ProcessionIniyavai Narpadhu 8 - World Tamil Meet Coimbatore procession photosIniyavai Narpadhu 9 - Avinashi road procession for Senthamizh ManaduIniyavai Narpadhu 10 - Procession PhotosIniyavai Narpadhu 11 - Semmozhi Manadu procession Coimbatore photosIniyavai Narpadu 12 - Semmozhi Manadu photosIniyavai narpadu - 13 Iniyavai Narpadhu 14Iniyavai Narpadhu 15 - Tamil World Conference Coimbatore photosIniyavai Narpadhu 16 - Semmozhi Manadu procession photos avinashi road Iniyavai Narpadhu 17 Coimbatore Semmozhi manadu procession VOC park to CODISSIA photosIniyavai Narpadhu 18 - Semmozhi procession photosIniyavai Narpadhu 19 Thamizh Manadu Oorvalam photosIniyavai Narpadhu 20 - Semmozhi manadu bhavani oorvalam photosIniyavai Narpadhu 21 - Semmozhi Manadu first day display photosIniyavai Narpadhu 22 - Coimbatore Thamizh Manadu procession oorvalam photosIniyavai Narpadhu 23 - Kovai Senthamizh manadu display photosIniyavai Narpadu 24 - Semmozhi Manadu artefacts photoIniyavai Narpadhu 25 - Bharathiar statue photoIniyavai Narpadhu 26 - Semmozhi Manadu ship photoIniyavai Narpadhu 27 - Semmozhi manadu traditional arts performerIniyavai Narpadhu 28 - Semmozhi Manadu statue photoIniyavai Narpadhu 29 - Semmozhi Manadu Iniyavai Narpadhu 30 - Semmozhi manadu 2010Iniyavai Narpadhu 31 - Semmozhi manadu Iniyavai Narpadhu 32 - Semmozhi ManaduIniyavai Narpadhu 33 - Semmozhi Manadu Coimbatore Oorvalam photosIniyavai Narpadhu 34 - Semmozhi Manadu puliyattamIniyavai Narpadhu 35 - Semmozhi manadu madu photoIniyavai Narpadhu 36 - Semmozhi Manadu satelliteIniyavai Narpadhu 37 - Semmozhi Manadu kudhirai attamIniyavai Narpadhu 38 - Bharathiyar statue semmozhi manaduiniyavai Narpadhu 39 - Semmozhi Manadu folk artsIniyavai Narpadhu 40 - Semmozhi Manadu KadhalIniyavai Narpadhu 41 - Semmozhi Manadu temple and nandhi statueIniyavai Narpadhu 42 - Semmozhi manadu folk arts kalaingargaliniyavai Narpadhu 43 - semmozhi manadu procession house iyaanar statueIniyavai Narpadhu 44 - Semmozhi manadu coimbatore 2010

Related Article : Ulaga Thamizh Semmozhi Manadu – World Classical Tamil conference (An Introduction)

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Ulaga Thamizh Semmozhi Manadu – World Classical Tamil Conference

June 21, 2010

Semmozhiyana Thamizh Mozhiye

In this part of the world, language is everything. Language is communication, language is commerce, language is politics, language is recreation and pretty much everything else.

The language is Tamil. You would be surprised to see the passion that the people here have for their native language. They also share a strong sense of brotherhood for all the Tamil speaking people around the country/ world.

Photo of Main Hall - Ulaga Thamizh Semmozhi Manadu

Main hall from outside - World Classical Tamil Conference

To reflect their love for the language, a World Classical Tamil Conference (Ulaga Thamizh Semmozhi Manadu) is being conducted, this time in Coimbatore, TN, India from June 23rd to 27th, 2010. It is an opportunity for one and all to learn and exhibit their knowledge of the language and see for themselves the various forms that the language has taken from time immemorial.

Inside the main hall - Ulaga Thamizh Semmozhi Manadu , Coimbatore

The seating capacity in the main hall is around 50,000 and there is also a provision for additional 30,000 people to stand/sit down on the ground to watch.

Stage view from inside the main hall - World Classical Tamil Meet

The total allocated budget for the 5 day conference is around 300 Crores. Arrangements for commutation has been made via 400 special busses and three special trains for people around TN and neighbouring states to attend the meet. Forty one marriage halls with food arrangements have been readied for the stay of people coming from other places.

Museum view from outside the Tamizh Semmozhi Manadu Coimbatore

In the venue itself (CODISSIA Grounds, Coimbatore), apart from the main hall, there is a museum hosting more than 700 artefacts detailing the history and forms the language has taken. There is also a book fair with around 130 publishers having their stalls and displaying their books. There is also a handicrafts exhibition cum fair organized by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Huge complexes (temporary ones) are being constructed for serving food – the complex is expected to cater to 4000 people in five minutes. The meals would cost Rs. 30/- per plate in the afternoon. There is also an audio-visual arena with twelve plasma TV’s for multimedia presentations / screening movies related to the language. Around 70 portable toilets have also been organized, since the place is an open air venue and huge crowds are expected to attend this meet.

Dining Hall - World Classical Tamil Conference - Coimbatore

As to what is going to happen in this conference – Around 1500 language experts would be presenting papers/ essays related to various aspects of the language. Numerous Patti Manrams/ Karuttarangugal would be organized (Debate sessions) to discuss the richness of the language and also the challenges facing the development of the language in this modern era. Cultural programmes like dramas, songs, folk arts, dances etc would also be organized. All the programmes are expected to be covered extensively by the media.

Logo - Thamizh Semmozhi Manadu - World Classical Tamil Conference - Coimbatore - 2010

The theme song for this World Classical Tamil Meet has been composed by A R Rehman and directed by Goutham Menon. This has been written by the Chief Minister of TN, Mr. Karunanidhi and sung by a lot of well known singers.  The video of the song can be viewed in this link (Click to view).

There was an oorvalam –  procession (rally) titled ‘Iniyavai Narpadhu’ as a part of the Semmozhi Manadu event in Coimbatore through Avinashi Road. The two photos published below were clicked from there. To see more photos from ‘Iniyavai narpadhu’ oorvalam (rally), click here.

Iniyavai Narpadhu - Semmozhi Manadu bharathiar iniyavai Narpadhu - Globe and dish - Semmozhi Manadu photos

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