NGO calls for setting up of Tamil religious school

(The Star) – THE Malaysian Hindu Sangam has called for the setting up of a Tamil religious school, Tamil Nesan reported.

Its president Datuk Mohan Shan said the school would be of great help to curtail the social ills amongst Indian students in the country.

The recommendations were contained in a memorandum handed over to Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan during the NGO’s delegates conference on Sunday.

Mohan Shan said the Government should only provide allocations to temples recommended by the sangam to ensure a better relationship between the NGO and Hindu temples.

He also said only Hindu temples which were registered with the sangam should be allowed to recruit musicians and priests from India.

He also called for the sangam members to be appointed into government agencies.

In another report, former MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu has called for more Tamil-oriented programmes to spread the language among youths in the country.

Speaking at a festival honouring the poet Kannadasan in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, he said hosting programmes like these would ensure the Tamil language continues to survive.