Tamil Literary and Debating Union

Introductory Paragraph 

 

பேராயர் கல்லூரியின் தமிழ் சமூகத்தை பிரதிநிதித்துவப்படுத்தும், தமிழ் இலக்கிய மற்றும் நாடக மன்றம், தமிழ் மொழியிலும் அதன் கலைகளிலும் தேர்ச்சி பெற வாய்ப்புகளை வழங்கி  ஒரு ஆளுமைமிக்க மாணவ சமுதாயத்தை உருவாக்க முயற்சிக்கின்றது. மொழி மற்றும் அதன் கலைகளில் மாணவர்களை ஊக்குவிக்கவும், அவர்களின் திறமைகளை வெளிப்படுத்தவும் ஒரு தளத்தை உருவாக்க நாங்கள் விரும்புகிறோம்.

 

Representing the Tamil community of Bishop’s College, the Tamil Literary and Drama Society strives to create a leading student body, providing opportunities to acquire proficiency in the Tamil language and its culture. We aspire to create a platform for our students to encourage their appreciation for the language and its arts, and to showcase their talents.

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)

 

Teachers in charge- Mrs.Yoga Ganeshalingham

                                 Mr. Leonard Thangarajah

 

Office Bearers 2021

President         -  Abharna Udayachander

Vice President -  Savitha Krishnakumar

Secretary         -  Kawshalya Mahendran

Treasurer         -  Jayaprathani Jeyaratnam 

 

Junior Tamil Literary Association

 

Staff Advisor- Ms.Sivamalini Selvarajah

 

Office Bearers

President- Ashwiethaah Suresh

Secretary- Kezia Dinesh Jeyakumaran

 

History Of the Society

 

1.When- In 1983 the Tamil Literary Society was formed by Ms.Ratnis Eswarathas

   Society Motto-  வாழ கல்மின் (Learn to live)

   Why-  To pass on the cultural values of Tamil society through school students.

 

2.Notable achievements - 

 

Rakshitha Balasubramanium and Bhairavi Ramachandran were placed 1st and 3rd respectively in solo singing, Sambavy Asogan was placed 3rd in short story competition and Dwaraka Kanagaratnam was placed 3rd in Essay competition which was organized by Colombo Ladies College in 2008.

 

Lavanya Jeyaveeramani was placed 2nd in senior category short story competition and Amirtha Shritharan was placed 3rd in senior category poetry competition which was organized by Bambalapitiya Muslim Ladies College in 2009.

 

Niruthi Yogalingam was placed 1st in intermediate category, Sindhuja Selvaraj was placed 3rd in senior category  poetry competition, Avrose Uvais was placed 3rd and Duwaraka Thevendhiran was placed 2nd in senior category Essay competition which was organized St.Peters college in 2009

 

Sushmitha Ramesh was placed 1st in senior category essay competition and Niruthi Yogalingam was placed 3rd in senior category poetry competition which was organized by Colombo Hindu Ladies College in 2010.

 

Debating team comprising Amritha Shritharan, Geethanjali  Thyagarajah, Bhairavi Ramachandran and Sushmitha Ramesh reached the quarter finals in the inter school competitions organized by Royal College Colombo in 2010.

 

The students participated in many inter school competitions organized by Royal College, D.S.Senanayake College, Hindu Ladies college, Colombo Ladies College, St.Thomas College and many more.

 

The students participated in “Quadranz” which is an inter school drama competition. Bishop’s college was placed 3rd in the year of 2010.

 

The students participated in “Nadaga Vizha ''  in 2020 which was organized by St.Thomas College Mount Lavinia.

-The students acted scenes from the famous epic “Mahabaratham”

3.Major events held throughout the years-

The society organizes Kalai Vizha “Muthamizhamitham” in association with Hindu society         annually.

The society conducts Essay, Short Story, Oratory, Extempore and Spelling Bee competitions annually for the students.

The society organized an inter school debating competition in 2012 June 23rd. 

The society organized an inter school competition on 19th September 2014  in which many schools participated.

The society organizes Interhouse Tamil drama competitions every four years. The last inter house drama competition was held in 2017.

The society organized a speech workshop on February 27th 2019 

Recent events and meetings.

 

2020

The Students Participated in “Nadaga Vizha” Organized by St. Thomas College Mount Lavinia.

The Interhouse Oratory Competition was held virtually on December 23rd.

Other Inter House competitions were held during the months of February and March.

2021

The Inter House Essay competition was held virtually on 9th July.

Oratory Competition 2020.

PHOTOS

 

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

 

Office Bearers -
Captain -  Suwashthika Thuraiananthan 

Vice Captain - Umaiyall Thuraichelvan 

Teachers - in - charge - Miss. Jeyatheepa Sakthivel.
                                  Miss. Ruby Kanthaiya. 

History -
      Being a part of the Tamil Literary Association which was formed in 1983, students of Bishop's College have actively participated in debating activities. Inter- class debates were held in the maiden year. In 2016, The Tamil Debating Circle became a separate society. Annual Inter-house debate tournaments and Debate workshops are organized to enhance the speaking skills of students. Over the course of 4 years, the students have actively participated in various tournaments.

Tamil Debate Workshops held in 2016 and 2020

 

Achievements: 

  • 2019 - Sri Lanka Schools Debating Championship organized by the Moor Court and Debating Society - Novice Finals - Champions
  • 2019 - Mozhi munai 2.0 - Semi Finalists 
  • 2020 - Sri Lanka Schools Debating Championship organized by the Moor Court and Debating Society - Semi Finalists 
  • 2021 - Sri Lanka Schools Debating Championship organized by the Moor Court and Debating Society - Quarter Finalists (M. Saravana Nirthika, Vinuji Sivakanthan and Surranitha Suthagaran were placed 6th and 10th in the top 10 debaters list) 
  • 2021 - Ladies College Tamil Debating Competition - Vaishnavyy Ramesh was listed in the top 10 debaters. 

 

Recent events

  • On the 25th of January 2020, A debate workshop was held for students from grade 6 and upwards by trainers from the Sri Lanka Tamil Debating council. The active participation of students made this day informative and useful.
  • Inter-house Debate tournaments were held on the 21st of December with Chapman emerging first in the Junior category and Henley emerging first in the Intermediate and Senior categories.

 

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