Chennai: “A name of an individual reflects his or her personality with deep-rooted essence of their character. Naming people in other languages would completely result in a situation where the individuals would lose their core identity,” remarked Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) founder and Chancellor, G Viswanathan.
Speaking at an event to launch the book Sootti Magizhvom Thamizh Peyargal at the 10th Tamil World Conference at Chicago, United States, recently, Viswanathan added that the book would be of great help. Tamilnadu Minister for Tamil Official Language and Culture, K Pandiarajan, released the book.
The conference was organised by the International Association of Tamil Research (IATR), Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America (FeTNA) and Chicago Tamil Sangam (CTS).
The book Sootti Magizhvom Thamizh Peyargal is the result of the untiring efforts of Viswanathan as he is founder-president of Thamizhiyakkam, a movement to bring all Tamil people and Tamil organisations under one umbrella.
A press release said, “The book is a compilation of 46,000 names. The book is edited by Valaithamizh founder, S Parthasarathy, and writer Pavala Shankari. Poet Ve Pathumanar is the publishing editor of the book. A copy of the book was received by president of FeTNA, Sundar Kuppusamy, vice-president of VIT G V Selvam, Member of Parliament S Venkatesan, industrialist Paul Pandian, Harvard Tamil Chair Sundaresan Sambandam, news reader Nirmala Periasamy, writer Lena Thamizhvaanan, former MLA Vidiyal Sekar and former president of Washington Area Tamil Associations, Siva.”