Houston University receives USD 2 million commitment to support Tamil Culture and Heritage
Houston Tamil Studies Chair (HTSC) has decided to pledge $2 million to the University of Houston to promote the Tamil Culture. HTSC was founded in 2018 and is a nonprofit organization. Tamil is one of the oldest languages in India and is spoken by more than 70 million people across the world and HTSC’s mission is to promote this language. “As Tamil-American families assimilate into the fabric of the multi-cultural society in this great nation, and as all our children get educated in American Universities, HTSC takes great pride in leading this initiative to expand awareness of the rich Tamil culture, language and literature within an educational setting,” said, Sam Kannappan, Board President, HTSC. The fund of $2 million will support research programmes, equipments and seminars that will be delivered by people who are expert in Tamil diaspora in U.S.