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Tamil Sangam celebrates “Silambu’’ at St.Joseph’s

Tamil Sangam organises, “Silambu’’ (Anklet) an intra-college cultural fest on 25th November, celebrating Tamil culture at Xavier Hall . There were more than 50 students who participated from various colleges namely Christ University, Mount Carmel and St. Joseph’s Evening College. The fest began with an opening ceremony was led by the principal of the college, Dr. Fr. Victor Lobo’s speech by having him talk few words in Tamil, “Vanakam enakum konjom tamil theriyum”.


Tamil Sangam conducted various events such as Poetry, song and dance competition, speech competition themed (Nenje Ezhu), which means even if you fall, rise and stand. During this event students spoke about Jallikattu and other political issues--conveying how the youth should react in such circumstances by voicing their opinion.

Revathi C.J a participant from Christ University, “This is the first time we are knowing a college which is giving importance by celebrating Tamil language. It’s surprising to listen to Tamil in another state and through this fest, it helps us in promoting the growth of our language. And thanks to St. Joseph’s college for giving this opportunity to make use of our talents and make the ancient language Tamil proud.

The Tamil Sangam also sponsored lunch for all the participants and the volunteers. The Coordinator of the Tamil Department, Arocika Mary said, “This year we had more participations than the last year which was surprising. This year we included a topic (Nenje Ezhu), because we wanted the youth to raise and stand for issues happening in our society and how we could resolve such problems. She concluded, “ In January 2018, Tamil Sangam will conduct a Tamil Fest with a bigger audience’’.


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