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Achievements of people of Tamil Nadu have been praiseworthy: TN Governor

Chennai, Feb 20 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit said that the Tamil Nadu foundation with the liberal contribution of its members and their families, can boast of improving the lives of more than 2 lakh people covered under 600 projects implemented in the last 4 decades in Tamil Nadu.
Delivering his address at Annual Conference of Tamil Nadu Foundation here on Wednesday, he said the achievements of the people of Tamil Nadu have been praiseworthy and unparallel all through the ages.
The Governor said one hears of the Chola Kings extending their domination in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and many other parts of South East Asia. Therefore it should come as no surprise for any one to know that Tamilians were among the early settlers in Singapore and Malaysia. I am sure that all of you know about the Mariyamman temple and the predominant Tamil population in little India in Singapore.
Stating that the United States has the largest Indian population in the world outside Asia, Mr Purohit said Indian immigration to North America started as early as the 1890s. Indians in the US are now one of the largest among the groups of immigrants with an estimated population of about 3.2 million, or 1.0 per cent of the US population according to American Community Survey of 2010 data. Of this Asian Indian population professionals from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat constitute a considerable number.
He said the state of California has so many Tamilians working in the software industry and today many multinational companies such as Google are proud to have Tamilians head their global activities. Tamilians are in general known for their friendly nature, their hospitality, their hardworking nature, their intelligence and selfless service. You may all like to go back in history to recall that the first three Bharat Ratna awards in the 50s were given to three Tamilians namely Rajaji, CV Raman and S. Radhakrishnan.
Mr Purohit said NRI supported Trust Tamil Nadu Foundation has rightly focused on strengthening school education particularly in rural government schools. To enhance the quality of education in the rural areas, Tamil Nadu Foundation adopted 51 government schools in nine districts covering nearly 5000 children who are
academically backward.
He said an ambitious fund raising concept- “MANN VAASANAI” is being launched today under the auspices of the Tamil Nadu Foundation. It demonstrates the extent to which NRI Tamils particularly settled in the USA are keen to provide a helping hand to their brethren in Tamil Nadu, he said.
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