Monday, 13 February 2012
Board of Governors for Tamil Schools
In an effort to bring changes to Tamil schools, we as a community volunteers has taken yet another initiative along with the Tamil Foundation to organize a special forum to establish Board of Governors for all Tamil schools in Penang.
This special forum was held on Sunday 12th February 2012 at the first floor, Pelita Restaurant,Autocity Juru, Penang.The Ceremony began right at 4.00 pm and ended at 7.30 pm. Out of the 28 Tamil schools in Penang, 13 schools have been represented to this forum by headmasters, PTA chairmens and members of the public from NGOs.
Dr.Muniandy Narasimman as the first speaker representing the Tamil Foundation has given informations on how to set up a board of governors for Tamil schools.
After the tea break at 5pm, the forum continued with presentations by second speaker Mr.Thiyagarajan from Tamil foundation on the latest issues of the Tamil schools which has a board of governor and the benefits to be achieved if the board was established. After his speech, Mr.Murugaiyan from Tamiliyal Naduvam has shared some tips on how to handle some of the issues plaguing the Tamil schools.
Forum continues with the final speech from the Hindraf adviser Mr.Ganesan, where he argued that tamil schools issues should be given more serious attention by all parties. So, Hindraf is always ready to fight for Tamil schools to get equal rights to strengthen the Tamil education system in this country. He also stressed that, to achieve these objectives Hindraf is ready to cooperate with any party that aligned with the objectives of Hindraf.
Finally, Penang Hindraf co-ordinator Mr.Kalayselvam introduced to the audience a new website that will provide news about the latest developments of Tamil School's Board of Governors. Forum continued with a question and answer session and ended exactly at 7.30 pm.
"Stop Tamil Schools Extinction, Now or Never!"