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A Golden Feather for Tamil Society! Another milestone to Australian Tamil Academy!

நம் பிள்ளைகளின் எதிர்காலம் சிறக்கத் தன்னலமில்லாமல் உழைக்கின்ற

தமிழ் ஆசிரியர்களை வாழ்த்துகிறோம்!

வரலாற்று சாதனையைப் படைத்துள்ள நம் ஆசிரியர்களைப் பாராட்டுகிறோம்!

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First Year Graduation Ceremony – Diploma Diaspora Tamil Teacher Course

A historical achievement is registered in the golden pages of Tamil History!

The first ethnic community language graduation in Australian History!

An Indian University Graduates their Student in Australian Soil!

The first batch of Diaspora Tamil Teacher Graduated in Australian Soil!

Out of all ethnic languages Tamil is the first one has taken the pride!

Thanks to SRM University and supporters of Australian Tamil Academy!

It was a momentous occassion on the 11th of July 2015 at Monash University. At 9:20am sharp, the Graduation Ceremony commenced with the Master of Ceremony Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Ramachandran requesting all the seated guests to stand as the Academic Procession entered the hall. This was followed by the Thamizh Thai Vazhthu and the Australian National Anthem.

Mr K Sugu Maran, Chairperson of Australian Tamil Academy & Valluvar Foundation gave the opening speech highlighted the importance of the day’s ceremony. Mr K Sugu Maran states that in order to help teach the future and present generation of the Tamil students, we would need to first help our teachers, hence the Diaspora Tamil Teachers conducted by Australian Tamil Academy and SRM University (India) was launched in Australia.

This course was launched in 2014, it is the first ever to be introduced to Australia. This Diploma allows teachers to develop their core knowledge not only in literacy but also culture and heritage for Tamil speaking individuals living in different countries to better integrate into society.

He goes to congratulate the first batch of graduating students in Diploma in Tamil Teacher Training Course and thank the volunteers and presents who helped make this momentous occasion possible. Mr K Sugu Maran then symbolically handed over the Podium to SRM University and Professor Dr. S Ponnusamy, Controller of examinations, SRM University to address the graduates and audience.

Dr S. Ponnusamy introduced and honoured each of the Honorary Guests on the stage with a plaque and traditional silk shawl.

–      Professor Russell D’Souza – UNESCO Chair in Bioethics; Head and Chair, Asia Pacific Bioethics Program; Director – Centre For Asia Pacific Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law Studies Melbourne

–      Mr Hong Lim MP- on behalf of the Office of the Premier, Victoria; Member for Clarinda; Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for the Multicultural Affairs and Asia Engagement.

–          Mr Chidambaram Srinivasan- Victorian Multicultural Commissioner

–          Dr. Arunothayaraj – Cardiologist. MBBS, MD. MRCP.(UK) FRACP (Australia)

–          Dr. Mahalingam – Psychiatrist. MBBS, MRC Psych(UK) Formally Honorary Clinical Associate

–      Mr Vasan Srinivasan – Chair: Confederation of Indian Australian association Inc; Australian Multicultural Commissioner

–        Dr. Buvaneswari Sugumaran – Valluvar Foundation ( Languages Research Institute) Secretary – Australian Tamil Academy

Professor Dr. S Ponnusamy gave an introduction to SRM (Sri Ramasamy Memorial University) and the subjects that are being taught at present. He spoke of the importance of learning one’s mother language and how that had brought about a new subject that was offered by SRM University for individuals living abroad and eager to learn the Thamizh language, Culture and Heritage.

Seminar: Future of Tamil Education in Australia (11 July 2015)

The Seminar “The of Future of Tamil Education in Australia” was conducted on the afternoon of 11 July 2015 and was chaired by Professor Russell D’Souza. Professor D’Souza explained that studies have shown that our children are growing up confused about their identity. Tamil Education that is steeped with culture is the only solution to the fading situation of the Tamil Identity  discussed by Professor Russell D’Souza.

Mr Sankara Subramanian and Mr Jeyaramaiyer lead each session of “Charms & Challenges” and “Suggestions & Solutions”.


Charms and Challenges:

Mr. Sankara Subramaniyan, President, Victorian Tamil Cultural Association திரைகடல் தாண்டிடினும் தீந்தமிழைத் திளைக்கச் செய்வீர்
Mr. Rajendra Yenkannamoole, YOGA Master, Vasudeva Kriya Yoga Yoga & Mental Health
Mr. T. Nithanandan, Director / Principal, Bharathi Academy, Melbourne தமிழ் என்பது ஒரு கனவா?
Mrs Indumathi Madhavan, Principal, Mathi Tamil Palli, Melbourne அடையாளத்தைத் தேடி
Mr. Joseph Xavier, Principal, South Australia Tamil School, Adelaide தமிழ்க் கற்பித்தலில் சொல்லும், செயலும்
Mr. Sadiq Social Activist, Melbourne தமிழன் அன்றுமுதல் இன்று வரை
Mr. Ramesh Mahalingam, Principal, Tamil Pallikoodam Inc, Melbourne  The Challenges of Teaching Tamil as a Second Language

Suggestions and Solutions:

Mr Jayaramaiyer, Writer, President, Australian Tamil Literary and Arts Soceity, Former Director of Education Sri Lanka தமிழை இரண்டாம் மொழியாக் கற்பிப்பதில் உள்ள சவால்கள்
Mr Anbu Jaya, President, Tamil Valarchi Manram, Public Officer Balar Malar Tamil Educational Association Inc., Sydney நியு சவுத் வேல்ஸ் தமிழ்ப் பாடத்திட்டம்
Mr. Murugapoopathy, writer, Journalist, Founder of Australian Literary and Arts Soceity, Melbourne பெற்றோர்களினதும், பிள்ளைகளினதும் போக்கு! எங்கிருந்து எங்கே செல்கின்றோம்?
Dr. Nadesan, Writer, Former Director of Uthayam Tamil News Paper, Melbourne மொழியும் நாங்களும்
Mr Lawrence Annadurai President, Adelaide Tamil Association Inc தமிழ்க்கல்விக்கூடங்கள் பயணிக்கவேண்டிய பாதை
Mr. Thiruvengadam Arumugam, Founding President – Australian Tamil Association, Executive Committee Member – Consortium of Tamil Associations NSW சுவரும் சித்திரமும்
Mr. Anagan Babu President NSW Federation of Tamil Schools Inc ஆஸ்திரேலிய தமிழ்ப்பள்ளிகளின் கூட்டமைப்பின் அவசியம்
Dr. Vijayaraghavan, Director International Institute for Tamil Research, Chennai INDIA.சென்னை உலகத்தமிழாராய்ச்சி நிறுவனத்தின் இயக்குனர் காணொளி வழியாக கவிதை வாசித்து வாழ்த்தினார்.  மென்பனி தூவும் மெல்போர்னில்