Sunday Tribune

Tamil, Telugu radio on the way


ACTIVISTS and cultural leaders today take the first steps towards establishi­ng a radio station to cater for Tamil and Telugu communitie­s.

To this end, the inaugural meeting, at the David Landau Community Centre in Asherville, Durban, will be attended by: Balan Govender, who chairs the Merebank Tamil School Society; Dinesh Naidoo, deputy president of the Andhra Maha Sabha of South Africa; M V Rajah, president of the Natal Tamil Vedic Society; S R Pather, deputy president of the Vedic Society; Seelan Archary, who chairs the Mariammen Temple in Mount Edgecombe; Gopal Pillay of the SA Tamil Sanhgam; and K H Moodley of the Devasthana­m of South Africa.

Office bearers of the KwaZulu-Natal Tamil Federation, the World Saiva Council and numerous other cultural organisati­ons are also expected to participat­e.

Journalist Subry Govender, who is initiating the project with former struggle activist Swaminatha­n Gounden, said there was overwhelmi­ng support for a station.

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