Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Strong Winds struck standing Banana trees in Pettavaithalai area

A Banana plantation that faced the sudden gale at Sirugamani.

The strong wind that struck Pettavaithalai area for about an hour on 24, April Wednesday evening destroyed several hundreds of banana trees in plantations along Perugmani –Pettavaithlai road, causing a heavy loss to farmers. Banana crop in more than 300 acres was damaged by this strong. Helpless farmers could be seen salvaging stunted bunches from the fallen trees and transporting them to Kerala and Trichy for disposal at throwaway prices. They were proceeding to the market with an apprehension that there would be no takers in a situation of glut of unripe fruits. The panic selling was caused by the fear that unripe fruits might go waste within a couple of days. Ravi, a farmer of S.Pudukottai mentioned that after spending nearly Rs. 45,000 an acre, he is pushed to a predicament of remaining content with a return of only one-fourth of what he expected only days before the wind struck. It was the situation for several farmers of surrounding villages those cultivated bananas such as Nendran, Rani Poovan etc.Though many a farmer had spent thousands of rupees for propping the banana trees with   poles during fruiting for support against strong wind, they found to their dismay that the protection could not withstand the sheer force of the gale. Many farmers took up banana cultivation by getting crop loans. The farmers cultivated banana as it fetched a good income. But the strong wind caused huge damage to the crop.-Govin

9th Decade entry Souvenir presented to Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan

Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan couple honoured
Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan, a noted Tamil Scholar from Trichy was honoured with the "9th Decade entry Souvenir ' marking his 81st birthday. Trichy Citizens Forum organized this function in Trichy on Sunday, the 28th April 2013.Prof.A.Arivoli who presided over the function mentioned that this 9th decade entry Souvenir had been awarded to Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan   for his yeoman service for the promotion of Tamil language and literature. Prof.A.Arivoli also mentioned that Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan is a recipient of several prestigious awards for his contribution to Tamil and also education to the student community.Dr.V.Jayapal, senior member of District Welfare committee honoured Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan and his wife with Ponnadai and souvenir. Seniour Advocate Dharmaraja said ‘Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan is the exemplary orator and an eminent moderator of Patti Mandrams, author of several literary books.The Chairman of South Zone Board of continuing Education,Dr.K.Govindaraju mentioned that  Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan had been awarded with Dr.Malcolm S.Adi Seshiah Centenary Award with a purse of Rs.50,000 and a citation for his contribution in the field of Education by Tamilnadu Board of Continuing Education for the year 2010. Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan is currently serving as the Chairperson of Muthamil Kalai Panpattu Maiyam, Trichy and he was recently honoured with a purse and title of 'Ulaga Tamizh Maamani'. Prof.So. Sathiyaseelan spoke that such recognition by the organizing committee of this function would prove to be a boon for the entire literary community. It would help in attracting more people, particularly the youngsters, towards the literary field. He also appreciated the gesture of the organizers of this function for recognizing his services in the areas of Tamil promotion and Education. The managing Director of Moon TV, L.Shanawas Khan and several others honoured Prof.Sathiyaseelan couple with Ponnoadai.Pattimandarm orator Maathu welcomed the gathering and V.Jawahar Arumugam, working Chairman of Trichy district writer association proposed vote of thanks. Govin

Writer Ponnelan honoured with Jeeva Award

Writer Ponnelan honoured with Jeeva Award

Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan noted Tamil Scholar and the President of Trichy District Writers Association honoured recently Writer Ponnelan, the President of the All India Progressive writers Association with Jeeva Award instituted by this association.Mr.So.Sathiyaseelan, presided over the Award Function. V.Jawahar Arumugam, Working Chairman of Trichy District writers Association welcomed the gathering and introduced the significance of Jeeva award. K.Govindaraju, Chairman of South Zone Board of Continuing Education said that Writer Ponnelan is as progressive as Jeeva.He recalled his association with Writer Ponnelan during his tenure as Chairman of State Resource Centre, Chennai which was functioning under the aegis of Tamilnadu Board of Continuing Education. On receiving the Jeeva Award, Writer Ponnelan appreciated the gesture of Trichy District Writers Association for having selected him for Jeeva award for the year 2013. Writer Ponnelan recalled his intensive association with Jeeva since 1962.He further paid tributes to Jeeva as a social reformer, political leader, litterateur and one of the pioneers of the socialist movements in the state. He also said that Jeeva was not only a socio-political leader, but was also a cultural theoretician, an excellent orator, journalist and critic; and above all, a relentless fighter for the deprived. A down-to-earth person with a clean record in public life, Jeeva was held in high esteem by ordinary people. Noted Writer Prema Nandakumar, Thirkural Murugandam and several writers congratulated Writer Ponneelan for receiving Jeeva Award. Several Tamil scholars felicitated in this award function and hundreds of scholars participated in this function. Govin

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

World Book Day celebrated in Trichy bySouth Zone Board of Continuing Education.

Writers honoured

SOuth Zone BOard of CoNtinuing Education
Books distributed on World Book Day
(OZONE), Trichy had organized World Book Day on 23rd April 2013. On this occasion a workshop for writers had been arranged for quality writing and authoring books. The Chairman of South Zone Board of Continuing Education, K.Govindaraju who presided over the inaugural session of this writers workshop on the occasion of World Book day mentioned “Books are both object and idea. Tangible in form, intangible in content, they express the mind of an author and find meaning in the imagination of readers. Reading is this private conversation, but books are all about sharing experience, knowledge and understanding. This is the wealth we celebrate on World Book Day. Books are the most powerful forms of dialogue between individuals, within communities, between generations and with other societies. This unique means of dialogue must be protected. The technology of books is old, but it remains cutting-edge, functional and in some conditions irreplaceable”. K.Govindaraju further said, “It was a choice for UNESCO's General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity. World Book Day is celebrated on the 23rd of April all across the globe to promote the love for books ”.Noted writer V.Jawahar Arumugam delivered the key note address and gave tips to writers for quality writing and said, “Writing well is more important than ever. It is also a primary means for documenting, communicating, and refining our ideas. Writing doesn’t just communicate ideas; it generates them. It is only by writing, not dreaming about it, that we develop our own style. Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. Treat writing as a job. Be disciplined. Be without fear. This is impossible, but let the small fears drive your rewriting and set aside the large ones until they behave – then use them, maybe even write them. I believe myself that a good writer doesn’t really need to be told anything except to keep at it. Just think of the work you’ve set yourself to do, and do it as well as you can. The way to write a book is to actually write a book.The most basic skills one needs to become a writer is a practical knowledge of one's language and the ability to express one's self effectively to one's target audience. Some have a natural talent for effective communication, while others have to prepare well in order to convey their ideas effectively. However, in order to become a successful writer regular practice is needed. A writer should be an effective that takes education. You must educate yourself on the stylistic qualities of any genre as well as the expectations and intellect of target audience. This can be achieved through either formal or independent study; however, the necessity of this knowledge is absolute. What makes great writers great is their reading habits, insight, and most of all, their dedication to the craft. Simply put, real writers write. Furthermore, good writers are avid readers. Reading often helps you to understand grammar, style, dialect, and other aspects of literature more intuitively. You also become more aware of which writing techniques are effective and which are not by simply reading the writing of others. Good writers, as any other artists or professionals, immerse themselves in their craft, both in study and practice.”. The Managing Director of Moon Satellite TV, L.Shanawas Khan released the book “Aaravathu Arivu” authored by V.Jawahar Arumugam and gave special address on this occasion. Earlier Writers L.Shanawas Khan and V.Jawahar Arumugam were honored by South Zone Board of Continuing Education. P.Vanitha welcomed the guests and Mohana Sundaram proposed vote of thanks. Govin