Tamil A Superior Language: Modi At IIT-Madras  

Tamil A Superior Language: Modi - Sakshi Post

Chennai: Trying to pacify Tamilians over Hindi imposition row following Home minister Amit Shah's comments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said here Tamil is an ancient and superior language in the world.

Modi was speaking at the 56th Convocation function of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) in Chennai and visited the state for the first time after coming to power for the second time.

Modi said that Tamil language has a historical and unique identity in the whole world, while adding that he had used Tamil words when he recently addressed at the United Nations in New York.

Modi urged the students to come up with a substitute for single-use plastics. Modi also distributed prizes to the topper students.

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minsiter K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, Union Minister for Human Resources Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and officials from IITM were also present on the occasion.

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