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Most Inspiring Tamil Teacher Award - A Tribute To Tamil Language Teachers

For the third year running, Tamil Murasu is organizing the Most Inspiring Tamil Teacher Award Ceremony on 18 September 2004, Saturday, at the Singapore Press Holdings Auditorium, Genting Lane.

Dr Balaji Sadasivan,is the Guest-Of-Honour for this event that aims to recognize the efforts and contributions of Tamil teachers in nurturing and serving as role models for the Tamil students.

Said Dr Chitra Rajaram, Editor of Tamil Murasu, "With the increasing emphasis and importance on second languages in our education system, it is timely to give due recognition to these Tamil teachers for their efforts in developing innovative ways to bring across the Tamil language and its rich culture to the students.We also acknowledge the important role of these teachers in creating an enriching and stimulating environment for the students and hence, by bringing them to the forefront, we want to encourage an even greater appreciation of the language."

All Primary, Secondary and Junior College students were eligible to participate and nominations submitted had to be supported with a short write-up on the teacher of their choice. Over 350 entries were received this year.

One teacher from each of the categories (Primary, Secondary and Junior College) will be selected and will receive a $1,000 voucher. The student who nominated the winning teacher will also receive a $500 voucher and another $500 voucher for the school he/she is currently from. In addition, there will be a merit prize of a $250 voucher to the teachers and students from the three categories.

Tamil Murasu, a Singapore Press Holdings publication, has a daily circulation of about 9,000 and the Sunday circulation is about 15,000.

Issued By Singapore Press Holdings

For more information, please contact:

Ms Rukmani
Tamil Murasu
DID: 6319-4029