Compiled by HANIS ZAINAL, CHOW HOW BAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
THE Sentul Muthamizh Padippagam learning centre celebrated its 60th anniversary by honouring eight poets and writers, Makkal Osai reported.
Owner of the centre P. Raman said the padippagam (library) was started by 19 community leaders to serve students from the Indian community.
As part of celebration, the centre honoured Tamil poets, writers and activists, some of whom were from Tamil Nadu, India.
They included painter Nagai Manogaran and poet Mani Ezhilan.
The festivities also saw the launching of a new book by S.V. Rishi entitled Unnai Neeye Uruvakku (You Create Yourself).
> Fifty Indian students from poor families in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor received back to school items from non-government organisation Tharmam Thalai Kaakkum, Tamil Nesan reported.
On Saturday, 20 students in Sentul received school uniforms, bags and shoes at the Sentul market lobby.
Thirty more students from the Puchong area also the received the same items during a special ceremony in the Sri Mariamman Temple in Taman Muhibbah.
Mahendran Nagarajan who runs the NGO said they had been assisting poor Indian families in the past few years.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.
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