It is important that the Tamil language be protected and nurtured among the younger generation, for only then can the language be utalised by the future generations in order to ensure that both the language, culture, and identity of the Tamil people will brave against annihalation. Astro Ulagam’s Tamil Amutham Public Speaking Competition is a great way in which the Tamil language can be preserved among the younger generation. The competition has recently selected 20 participants to go to the next round, where they will have to compete in a series of face-offs.
The top 20 contestants who are moving on to the next round are Jivithaselvi N. Mathy Yalagan, Vishakan Dventaran, Tharshan Ram Yogeswaran, Kaviyashree Murugan, Nimala Ruban Rajamanicam, Kabeesha Nagarajan, Thamayanthyi Ganapathy, Pugalini Devan, Durgaashini Rajamogan, Laavanyah Poobalan, Bavishna Ganesan, Jegatheeswari Jegathees, Tasharathputran Jared John, Kurumithaan Kathi Gesan, Suriyalagan N. Mathy Yalagan, Saumiyaqh Sivasangkar, Thaneessha Purushothman, Khavinaashri Seritheran, Thiruvanan Batmanathan and Vishal Ganesan.
These 20 contestants will face a couple of competitive challenges, and 10 of the most talented of them will be selected by a group of judges to compete in the finals. The winner will be awarded RM5,000, second place will be awarded RM3,000, and third and fourth place contestants will be awarded RM1,000. The grand finale will take place on November 3, 2023, at the Agenda Suria Shopping Carnival, Open Carpark B, National Sports Complex, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.
Astro subscribers can witness these mighty talents of young children compete live during Saravedi Night with Aanantha and Uthaya at 9 p.m. every Friday on AstroVaanavil (Ch 201). Additionally, interested viewers can also stream the show on Astro GO and On Demand at their convenience.