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Actor Aari Bhagavathi urges people in Tamil Nadu to sign in Tamil instead of English


The actor also got a number of professionals, including an auditor, a lawyer and a banker, to explain how transitioning from signing in English to Tamil can be an easy process.

Manigandan KR

Actor Aari Bhagavathi, who has featured in a number of critically acclaimed films like Nedunchalai (2014) and Maaya (2014), has urged people in Tamil Nadu to write their signatures in the Tamil language.

Addressing a press conference, Aari said, "Today, Tamil is on the list of endangered languages. This is because of the mindless craze for English education. Last June, Tamils in Dallas in North America created a Guinness world record at a festival. Around 1,119 people signed in Tamil to create the Guinness world record for having the most signatures on a white board. I, too, was among the people who signed in Tamil on that board. 

"I have changed my signature. Henceforth, I will sign in Tamil. I have begun this movement to create an awareness among students and the masses on the need to sign in one's own mother tongue. We have decided to appoint co-ordinators in each of the districts of the state for this purpose. We will also take out a rally to highlight the significance of Tamil. The rally, which will be taken out from Chennai, will culminate at the Thiruvalluvar statue in Kanyakumari on 15 January."

The actor also got a number of professionals, including an auditor, a lawyer and a banker, to explain how those who had been signing in English could easily change over to signing in Tamil without facing any hassles.