State-level Thirukkural Elocution & Drawing Contest for School and College Students

Shriram Ilakkiya Kazhagam, the literary wing of Shriram group, one of India’s leading non-banking financial companies, is organizing Thirukkural Elocution & Drawing Contest 2019, the annual state-level competition from 27th July to 25th August 2019, for school and college students across 10 centres covering Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.  

The Chennai zone competition will be held at Dr. MGR-Janaki Arts & Science College for Women, Raja Annamalaipuram on 27th July 2019. The contest at other centres will be held as follows: Puducherry on 28th July, Madurai on 3rd August, Nellai on 4thAugust, Thiruvarur on 10th August, Trichy on 11th August, Coimbatore on 17th August, Erode on 18th August, Salem on 24th August, Vellore on 25th August.       

Interested persons can collect the application forms from the nearest Shriram Chits branches or from Shriram Chits, # 145, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004 (Ph: 044 – 4021 4100) or download from Last date for submitting the filled in application form is 20th July 2019.

The contestants will be divided into 3 groups – Juniors (Classes: 6-8), Seniors (Classes: 9-12) and College (UG, PG, Engineering, Medical and Polytechnic students).

Topics for Elocution Contest

Each contestant can speak for 5 minutes on any of the topics mentioned below:

  • Junior Level: ‘Sorvu ilaal pen’ (56) or ‘Enaithaanum nallavai ketka’ (416) or ‘Evvathu uraivathu ulagam’ (426) or ‘Aruvinaiyum maandathu amaichu’ (631)     
  • Senior Level: ‘Aran alla seyyaamai nandru’ (157) or ‘Selvaarkkuch sellaathathu ill’ (472) or ‘Solluka sollai’ (645) or ‘Theethu indri vantha porul’ (754)
  • College Level: ‘Vaaimaiyin nalla pira’ (300) or `Sol porukkum panpudai vendan’ (389) or `Urin uyir anjaa maravar’ (778) or ‘Kettaan enappaduthal nandru’ (967)

Topics for Drawing Contest (60 minutes)

  • Junior Level: ‘Katrilan aayinum ketka’ (414) or ‘Kaakkai karavaa karaindunnum’ (527) or ‘Thozhutha gaiyullum padai odungum’ (828) or ‘Alavarindu unka’ (943)   
  • Senior Level: Anbilaar ellaam thamakku uriyar’ (72) or ‘Selvaththul ellaam thalai’ (411) or ‘Nedum punalul vellum muthalai’ (495) or ‘Kundreri yaanaipor kandatraal’ (758)
  • College Level: ‘Erin uzhaa ar uzhavar’ (14) or `Mazhiththalum Neettalum vendaa’ (280) or `Uruvu kandu ellaamai vendum’ (667) or ‘Uzhuvaar ulagaththaarkku aani’ (1032)

It is worth mentioning that Shriram Ilakkiya Kazhagam has been conducting this competition every year since 1988 with the view of enhancing awareness on the teachings of Thirukkural among the student community in the state.

Author: nammamadrasnews

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