Kanithamizh Sangam, an association for Tamil computing, is organizing a three-day IT event in Chennai from 7 to 9 December 2001. This is a sequel to Kanipori Thiruvizha, a highly successful mega event held in Madurai last year. This time, the show would focus on exhibiting various IT books (both in Tamil and English), apart from displaying Tamil IT products. The event is to be held in Umapathy Arangam (Anand Theatre), in city, where over 60,000 people are expected to visit in the three days.
"The Tamil Nadu State Education Minister, Thambi Durai (who is also in charge for Tamil development) is likely to inaugurate the event," said P Chellappan, President, Kanithamizh
"We expect more than 15 book publishers to take part in the event displaying their various titles in IT and related areas. Over 10,000 books will be showcased in this three-day event and technical books would occupy a larger portion in the show," said
Tamil software developers are also taking part in event where they will exhibit their various products such as learning software, CD titles, encyclopedias, word processor, games software, dictionary, fonts, to name a few. CADD Graph, Softview Computers, Chennai Kavigal, Valli Software and Vap Tech are the few players who have confirmed their participation in the show. "New products are also expected to be launched in that occasion," said M Anto Peter, Secretary, Kanithamizh
"We are inviting professors and teachers, secretaries and government officials, and other academicians to make the event more successful. Moreover, Tamil computing awareness will grow phenomenally by conducting shows similar to this," he added.
Kanithamizh Sangam is planning to organize a similar show in Salem by mid next year.
"While the entire IT industry is talking about the slowdown, Tamil computing is perhaps the only segment that seems unaffected in the current circumstances," said Anto Peter.