Rs 311.52 crore. Classical Tamil meet and prices hike of Petrol, Diesel and cooking Gas.
Times News in its issue dated 29-6-2010 says the global Tamil meet has cost the state exchequer Rs 311.52 crore. About Rs 68.52 crore went towards “direct expenditure” for organizing the World Classical Tamil conference and Rs 243 crore was spent on improving infrastructure in and around Coimbatore, chief minister M Karunanidhi disclosed here on Monday.
Addressing a media conference, before leaving for Chennai, the chief minister said 1.5 lakh people, on a daily average, thronged the sprawling venue of the World Tamil conference for the last five days. About five lakh people witnessed the rally of 40 “fabulous floats” taken out on the streets of Coimbatore, depicting the glory and hoary tradition of the Tamils. About 4 lakh people were provided subsidised lunch (for Rs 30 a pack) during the five days of the conference, the chief minister said.
As many as 2,605 delegates from foreign countries and India were provided accommodation in 1,642 rooms in 92 hotels. And 913 papers were presented on 55 subjects at the academic sessions of the conference.
In India, Muslim community people are fighting for their reservation in education and employment opportunities. However, it is not known, whether any resolution was passed in the World Classical Tamil Conference for the uplift of Tamil People education and jobs in Srilanka.
In the same time of ending day of Tamil Conference, the Indian Government has hiked the prices of petrol, Diesel and the Cooking Gas, which the common people are daily using. The Government can avoid the prices hike by cutting the expenditure of Ministers and to conduct the several conferences in a simple way. In India, Newspapers are publishing daily one death case due to poverty.
Political Party leaders must first concentrate their ideology for the living of common people and then automatically the classical language itself will grow.Link to my Speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeyyG6CU2og