CPS-Annanagar-Tamil Competition- Primary

Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation-Angela CarterTamil, a classical language and one of the major languages of the Dravidian language family is the eighteenth most spoken language,with over 74 million speakers worldwide. Furthermore, Tamil is also one of the few living classical languages that has an unbroken literary tradition of over two millennia. In order to outstretch the heritage and importance of this incredible language to this modern era, we at CPS have approached the students through the virtual platform with a series of fun filled activities across classes 3, 4 and 5. Class 3 had their competition “Kathaikelu Kathaikelu – Aathichudi” where the students had to take on an Aathichudi verse and illustrate it in the form of storytelling, poem,drawing, dance and puppet show. These activities helped reluctant speakers to melt away their trepidation. The Class 4 students had “Uthirum Vaarthaikal, ”where the student could choose any form to express a moral story such as storytelling, poem, drawing, dance and puppet show. The freedom to play with words helped the students to build their vocabulary. “Chevikku Virundhu”, the competition where class 5 students had to narrate a story or sing a song based on a Thirukkural verse. The competition encouraged the students and provided them an opportunity to showcase their language skills. The motive of organizing these events is to raise the students morale and  build their confidence through these artistic tools.