34th Inter-school Tamil Literary Competitions

By Shachin Ganesan (4C) and Ritesh Srinaag Gunniya Rajkumar (4J)

Last week, our school held the Grand Finals for the 34th Annual Tamil Literary Competitions for Secondary 1 to 5 students from 20 schools all over Singapore! Our Year 3 and 4 Tamil students worked tirelessly with our Tamil Language teachers to organise this event to inspire a love for the Tamil language.  

ryden-tlc-img_9855_52800189323_oOver 200 students participated in the 34th Inter-school Tamil Literary Competitions.

Over 200 students tested their wit and prowess in the Monologue, Ted-Talk, Singing, Quiz and Essay Writing competitions with all of them vying for the Overall Challenge Trophy for their schools.  

The event was graced with the presence of MediaCorp celebrities and experts in the various fields as judges. Former Rafflesian, Dr Saravanan Shanmugam, who is currently plying his trade as a doctor in Phoo Teck Huat hospital, came down to his alma mater as the Guest of Honour for this event. He delivered an inspiring speech about his own love for the Tamil language and motivated the student audience to keep the language alive by retaining their love and enthusiasm for the language even after they leave school.  

nate-tlc-img_0016_52800188873_oPaya Lebar Methodist Girls School won the Challenge Trophy for the Essay Writing category. 

Temasek Junior College attained the Overall Challenge Trophy. 

After pitting their skills in the various competitions, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls School clinched the Challenge Trophy for the Essay Writing category and Temasek Junior College (Y14) received the Overall Challenge Trophy. To all the students that came down to our school for these competitions, we hope you will continue to develop your love for the Tamil language! See you next year!