The Harvard Tamil Chair is one the most trending topics online. With the acceptance from Harvard University to set up a “Sangam Tamil Chair” in the department of South Asian Studies, Tamil Chair Inc is receiving donations across the globe.
This chair at Harvard could be an exemplar to other institutions aiming to encourage Tamil studies and research. To foster support to the Harvard Tamil Chair, Actor Kamal Haasan donates Rs 20 lakhs. Actor Vishal has also donated 10 lakhs and Music Director AR Rahman donated $25,000 and GV Prakash donated an amount that is unrevealed.
Tamil Nadu government has also sanctioned Rs 10 crore for the Harvard Tamil Chair. Let’s hope that the dream of setting up the ‘Harvard Tamil Chair’ will come true with enough support from people.