Tamil Literary, Debating & Drama Society – Senior

Founded Date

The Bishop’s College Tamil Literary and Drama Society was founded in 1983 by Mrs. Ratnes Eswarathas with the motive of creating a vast opportunity to exhibit talents, striving to create a leading student body by providing opportunities to acquire proficiency in the Tamil language and rich culture. It aims to foster an inspiration for language, enhance literary creativity and provide an avenue for Tamil Literature and Drama beyond the academic curriculum.

Short Description-

Vision  *நோக்கக் கூற்று*

தமிழ் மொழி மற்றும் அதன் கலாசாரத்தின் வேர்களை அடியொற்றி கலை மற்றும் இலக்கியத் திறன்களை ஊக்குவிப்பதன் மூலம் ஆளுமைமிக்க மாணவ சமுதாயத்தை உருவாக்குதல்.

(Creating a Leading Student Society by Promoting Art and Literary Skills at the Roots of the Tamil Language and Its Culture)

Mission  *பணிக் கூற்று*

தமிழ் மாணவர்களின் கல்வி சாரா திறன்களுக்கு தக்க மேடையமைக்கும் நோக்குடன் தமிழ் மற்றும் அதன் கலைகளில் அவர்கள் புலமை பெறுவதற்கான வளங்கள் மற்றும் வாய்ப்புகளைப் பெற்றுக் கொடுத்தல்.

(Providing resources and opportunities for Tamil students to acquire proficiency in Tamil and its arts with a view to providing a platform for their non-academic skills)

Brief History –

The Tamil Literary and Drama Society of Bishop’s College, was initiated in order to develop language skills of students by manifesting and providing insight into the utmost significance of Tamil language. With a 40-year legacy, the society has successfully provided a wide range of opportunities for students to expand their knowledge by engaging in several competitions and activities, which has led to many achievements, throughout the past years.

What the society does –

Throughout the past decades, the Tamil Literary and Drama Society has been involved in multiple projects and events, encouraging students to become orators and display their intellectual, independent thinking skills and imbibe a sense of confidence, highlighting the significance of the language. By conducting literary and drama competitions in all forms including oratory, extempore, drama, essay and short story writing, we aspire to create a platform for our students to encourage their appreciation for the language and its arts. The Tamil Literary and Drama society strongly believes that the projects conducted in past, present and future will certainly enable students with opportunities to enhance their proficiency in Tamil language and skills.

Upcoming Projects

  • Interhouse Tamil Literary and Drama Competitions
  • Navil
    A day full of games embracing Tamil culture and traditions by testing their knowledge in literature, drama, music and dance while developing friendships with other schools.
  • Script Writing Workshop
    This is a workshop to develop future scriptwriters to later be in the field of theater and cinema.
  • Arivuchamar
    An all-island quiz competition organized jointly by the Tamil Literary and Drama Society of Bishop’s College and the Tamil Literary Association of Royal College.
Teachers In Charge and Office Bearers
President

Tharanya Thatparan

Vice President

Gayathiri Jeyaseelan

Secretary

Harithra Senthil Kumar

Treasurer

Abilasha Umashangar

Teacher’s In Charge

Ms. Sivaranjani Sivapalan
Ms. Leonard Thangarajah
Ms. Salini Manikkavasagar
Ms. Yoga Ganeshalingam

Tamil Debating Circle

Introduction (English) – With a vision of creating a future in which students can think past stereotypes; understand idiosyncratic and different ideas, and be heard by society, the Tamil Debating Circle engages students in critical thinking and develops educated, informed, and confident voices.

Introduction (Tamil) – மாணவர்களை பழைமைவாதச் சிந்தனைகளிலிருந்து விலக்கி; தனித்துவமான மற்றும் புதிய எண்ணக்கருக்களை புரிந்து கொள்ளவும் அதனை ஏற்றுக்கொள்ளவும் தயாரான சமூகத்தைக் கொண்டதுமான எதிர்காலத்தை உருவாக்கும் நோக்குடன், பிஷப்ஸ் கல்லூரியின் தமிழ் விவாத மன்றம், மாணவர்களின் விமர்சன ரீதியிலான சிந்தனைத் திறன்களை அபிவிருத்தி செய்வதனூடாக கல்வியறிவு கொண்ட, தன்னம்பிக்கையுள்ள ஆளுமைகளை உருவாக்குகின்றது.   

Vision – We envision a future in which students can think past stereotypes; understand idiosyncratic and different ideas, and be heard by society. 

Mission – Engage students in critical thinking and develop educated, informed, and confident voices that improve life opportunities.

நோக்கக் கூற்று – 

மாணவர்களை பழைமைவாதச் சிந்தனைகளிலிருந்து விலக்கி; தனித்துவமான மற்றும் புதிய எண்ணக்கருக்களை புரிந்து கொள்ளவும் அதனை ஏற்றுக்கொள்ளவும் தயாரான சமூகத்தைக் கொண்டதுமான எதிர்காலத்தை உருவாக்குதல்.

பணிக் கூற்று –

மாணவர்ளின் விமர்சன ரீதியிலான சிந்தனைத் திறன்களை அபிவிருத்தி செய்வதனூடாக கல்வியறிவு கொண்ட தன்னம்பிக்கையுள்ள ஆளுமைகளை உருவாக்கி வாய்ப்புக்களை வலுப்படுத்தல்

Upcoming Events

  • Inter House Tamil Debate Competition
  • Interschool Tamil Debate Competition
Teachers In Charge and Office Bearers
Debating Circle Captain

Arunya Sethuraman

Vice Captain

Saravanan Nirthika Meenachi Sutharam

Teacher’s In Charge

Ms. Jeyatheepa Sakthivel
Ms. Nadarajah Anushanthika

Past Events

  • Tamil Debating workshop (2019)
  • Inter House Tamil Debating Competitions-via Google Meet(2020)
  • Inter House Tamil Debate Competition(2022)

Achievements

  • 2019
    “Mozhi Munai’’ , All Island Interschool Debate Competition organized by Sri Lanka Tamil Debaters’ Council:
    Bishop’s College emerged Semi Finalists
  • 2020
    15th Annual All Island Inter School Tamil Debate Competitions organized by the Moor Court and Debating Society, Faculty of Law (Tamil) :Bishop’s College emerged Semi Finalists
  • 2021
    1. 16th Annual All Island Inter School Tamil Debate Competitions organized by the Moor Court and Debating Society, Faculty of Law (Tamil) :● SaravanaNirthika Meenachi Sundaram was ranked 6thVinuji Sivakanthan and Surranitha Suthagaran were ranked 10th respectively in the top 10 best speakers list.
    2. Inter School Tamil Debate Competition organized by Ladies’ College, Colombo:Vaishnavyy Ramesh was ranked 10th in the top 10 best speakers.3. All Island Inter School Tamil Debate Competitions organized by Royal College, Colombo:● Bishop’s College emerged Overall Runners up.
    ● British Parlimentary Style : Champions.
    ● Asian Parlimentary Style : Runners up.

     

    The following students emerged best speakers;
    1. Umaiyall Thuraichelvan was ranked 1st
    2. Swasthika Thuraiananthan was ranked 2nd
    3. Duwaraha Thavachelvam was ranked 4th

  • 2022
    Inter School Tamil Debate Competition organized by Ladies’ College, Colombo
    Bishop’s College emerged Runners up
  • All Island Inter School Tamil Debate Competition organized by Royal College, Colombo:

    Bishop’s College emerged Champions.
    Umaiyall Thuraichelvan was awarded Best Speaker of the Finals.

  • All Island Inter School Tamil Debating Competition organized by the Tamil Literary Association of Moratuwa University:
    Bishop’s College emerged 3rd Runners Up
  • Inter School Tamil Debate Competition organized by St.Benedict’s College:
    Bishop’s College emerged Champions.