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Essay Competition


Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America (FeTNA)
11205 Greenwatch Way N. Potomac MD 20878 
Ph: 301-217-9691

   FeTNA's Tamil Essay competition for Youth

Tamil is an ancient language and  has a continuous literary tradition for
more than 2000 years. The Tamils also have a rich cultural heritage and
have taken them with them to places they migrated to. The Tamil culture is
a part of the Dravidian culture which dates back to 2500 BC and is
believed to be related to the Indus Valley civilzation. The life style
and ethical codes of the Tamils in the Sangam and post-Sangam era are
sofisticated and is evident from the early writings such as sangam 
poetry and the later epics. Today, the luxuriant heritage of Tamil
culture is slowly becoming "a thing of the past" amongst our younger
generation. However, there is a new awakening of Tamil heritage in 
North America through the auspices of the Federation of Tamil Sangams of 
North America (FeTNA).

By way of welcoming this new awakening, Federation of Tamil Sangams of North 
America is proudly announces an essay competition for youth (10-12 grades
in High School to senirs in College). Details:

1. Topic: Cultural Heritage of Tamils

2. The essays should not exceed 10 typed, double spaced pages.

3. Essays must be post marked on or before May 20, 1995.

4. Essays must be in English.

5. Send copies the following address:

Prof. Robert Y. George
305, Yorkshire Lane
Wilmington NC 28409

6. Results will be announced on Jun 3, 1995

7. (i) Prizes: 

First Prize: $200
Second Prize: $100
Third prize: $50

(ii) Winners will be honored during the Annual convention 
in Toledo Ohio (July 1-3). 

(iii) Winning essays will be published in the FeTNA convention souvenir

If you have any questions, please contact:

Prof Robert Y. George (910-799-4722)
Dr. A. Sundara Rajan (405-360-0811)

Tamil Essay Competition Coordinators 

- N. Gopalswamy
President, FeTNA


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