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Tamil Chair in Harvard University: Rs. 39.5 crore received so far

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COIMBATORE: Tamil Nadu Minister of State for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture K. Pandiarajan on Friday said about Rs. 39.5 crore has been received for setting up Tamil Chair in Harvard University, so far.

The Tamil Nadu Government has contributed Rs. 10 crore for the chair, while World Tamil Research Centre Rs. 2.6 crore, even as 9,800 persons from 26 countries, have contributed for the purpose, Pandiarajan told reporters here.

“The university informed that it received $5.6mn (Rs.36 crore) for the chair till February end,” he said, adding that a detailed report in this regard will be given by the Chief Minister himself.

Asked about Cauvery Management Board, he said for the first time an all party meeting was held successfully on the issue and after detailed debate and discussion the parties have raised various points.

However, he termed as ‘politically motivated’ the remarks of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on the constitution of the board and expressed confidence that all will abide by the Supreme Court verdict and the Centre also respect it.

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