Tamil Heritage Foundation

Registered in India as a charity (No.131/2004); Malaysia PPM-030-05-26102015


[Executive Committee Members List]
Board of Directors

President: Dr.K.Subashini- [Germany]
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  • President: Dr.Kannan Narayanan - [Malaysia]
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  • Secretary: Dr.Themozhy - [USA]
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  • Treasurer: Dr.Iniya Nehru - [India]
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  • Advisory Council:
    1.Mr.G Balachandhran, IAS(R) - [Bengalore, India]
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  • 2.Dr Jean-Luc Chevillard - [Paris, France]
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  • 3.Mr.Sundar Bharathwaj - [Chennai, India]
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  • 4.Mr.Mani M. Manivannan - [California, USA]
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  • 5.Dr.Pathmavathy - [Chennai, India]
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  • 6.Dr.Arul Natarajan - [Chennai, India]
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  • 7.Mr.K.R.A.Narasiah - [Chennai, India]
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  • [Regional Coordinators]
    1.Dr. R Malarvizhili Mangayarkarasi - [Madurai, India]
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  • 2.Dr.Rathinam Chandramohan - [Devakottai, India]
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  • 3.Mr.Anbu Jaya - [Australia]
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  • [Technical Support]
    1.Mr.Murali Selvaraj - [Krishnagiri, India]
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  • 2.Mr.M.Udhaya Sankar - [Chennai, India]
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  • [MinTamil E-Forum Moderators]
    1.Dr.Subashini - [Germany]

    2.Dr.Narayanan Kannan - [Malaysia]

    3.Mr.Vinaitheerthan - [Karaikudi, TamilNadu, India]
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  • 4.Dr.Sampath Kumar - [USA]
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    [Executive Committee Members profile]
    Board of Directors

    IT Architect, DXC Technologies, Germany

    Academic formation:
    - Ph.D(Information Technology) - Warnborough University, Canterbury, England
    - Master of Science in Automation Engineering and Information Technology, University of Esslingen, Germany
    - B.Sc in Information Technology, University of Southern Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
    - Oracle Certified Professional (OCP 11)
    - Project Management Professional (PMP)
    - TOGAF 9: Certified Enterprise Architect

    - Board of Directors, International Movement for Tamil Culture (IMTC)
    - Webmaster, Tamil Heritage Foundation, Marabuwiki
    - European Coordinator - Tamil Virtual Academy, Tamil Nadu
    - Former INFITT Executive Committee Member, 2001-2009
    - Editorial Board Member - Thamizh Peraivu Journal, Malaya University, Malaysia
    - Editorial Board Member - Kanaiyazhy Magazine

    Awards and Recognition:

    -Tamil Nadu Government Award for achievement in Tamil Language, 2016.
    -Federation of Tamil Sangam of North America & New Jersey Tamil Sangam for Tamil Heritage Preservation, 2016.
    -Sasta Tamil Sangam, Dallas, USA for Tamil Heritage Preservation, 2017.
    -Tamil Sangam of Greater Washington, Inc, USA for Tamil Heritage Preservation, 2018.

    E-Mail: [email protected]
    FB: Subashini Thf

    URL: http://www.subaonline.net
    Blogs:http://subastravel.blogspot.com - சுபாவின் பயணங்கள் தொடர்கின்றன..!
    https://suba-in-news.blogspot.de/ - Dr.K.Subashini's... Interviews & News ! http://subahome2.blogspot.com - ஜெர்மனி நினைவலைகள்..!
    http://subaillam.blogspot.com - மலேசிய நினைவுகள்..!
    http://ksuba.blogspot.com - Suba's Musings
    ​http://subas-visitmuseum.blogspot.com - அருங்காட்சியகம் ஓர் அறிவுக் கருவூலம்
    ​http://rareartcollections.blogspot.com/ - அருங்கலைப் படைப்புக்கள்
    http://thfcms.tamilheritage.org/ - த.ம.அ செய்திகள்
    http://jainism.tamilheritage.org/ ​ -தமிழகத்தில் சமணம்​
    http://thf-islamic-tamil.tamilheritage.org/​ - தமிழக இசுலாமிய மரபுகள்
    http://keezhadi.tamilheritage.co.in/ - கீழடி
    http://rockcuttemples.tamilheritage.org/ -குடைவரைக்கோயில்கள்
    http://voiceofthf.blogspot.com - மண்ணின் குரல்
    http://video-thf.blogspot.com - விழியக் காட்சிகள்
    http://image-thf.blogspot.com - மரபுப் படங்கள்
    http://thfreferencelibrary.blogspot.com - தமிழ் மரபு நூலகம்
    http://mymintamil.blogspot.com - மின்தமிழ் மேடை
    http://kanaiyazhi-ezine.blogspot.com - கணையாழி

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    Dr.Kannan Narayanan
    Professor: Universiti Putra Malaysia (2013 - )
    Associate Professor: Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany (1989-99)
    Senior Science Adviser, Oil and POPs Research Group, Korean Ocean Research and Development Institute (KORDI) (2003-2011).
    Digital Humanist

    Moderator: MinTamil/Roots forums on digital humanities

    "Man of the year" citation for contribution to community service in digital preservation of heritage materials - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,2001.

    Author, Poet, Community Developer.
    Poet, Author of three short story collections, pioneer in digital Tamil initiatives, internet savvy, media savvy - radio/TV, Exile literature, non-resident community consultant. Author of two short story collection: 'uthir ilai kAlam' and 'nizhal veLi mAnthar'; one novelette collection: 'vilai pOkum ninaivukal'. Author of eBooks: thIkkuL viralai vaithAl and thirumandiram. Co-authored 4 eBooks with Dr.Subashini for THF. Maintains four Tamil Blogs. Internet savvy.

    Tel: +49 431 65709280
    E-Mail: [email protected] , [email protected]

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    Dr. Themozhi (Jothi S. Themozhi)
    Profession: "ஆற்றல் அறிவியல்" இதழ் துணை ஆசிரியர்

    Former Program Evaluator (2000 -2007) -The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

    Ph.D. (Public Administration) - Old Dominion University, Virginia
    M.E.M (Master of Engineering Management) - George Washington University, Washington DC
    M.Phil (Zoology) - Annamalai University, India
    M.Sc (Zoology) - Bharathidasan University, India
    B.Sc (Zoology) - University of Madras, India

    Translator: AMARA (amara.org)
    Former Commission Member of: Citizen Unity Commission, City of Hampton

    Books Authored:
    அனிச்ச மலர்கள் (சிறுகதைத் தொகுப்பு) - ISBN: 9789381134498
    பொன்னியின் செல்வன் (சுருக்கப்பட்ட பதிப்பு) மின்னூல், [An abridged version of Kalki's Ponniyin Selvan in Tamil - EBook]

    A chapter contribution in: Creating Sustainable Community Programs: Examples of Collaborative Public Administration, edited by Mark Ross Daniels - ISBN: 978-0275967741

    E-Mail: [email protected]

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    Dr.Iniya Nehru
    Profession: Senior Technical Director at National Informatics Centre

    E-Mail: [email protected]
    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/inehru

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    Advisory Council

    Mr.G.Balachandar IAS
    Profession: Retired as Chief Secretary to Govt of West Bengal

    MA (English Language&Literature), Madurai University
    MA (Developnent Economics), Manchester University, UK
    PG Dip in Public Admn, IIPA, Delhi
    MPhil (Social Sciences), Punjab University

    Tamil Activities:
    President, Delhi Tamil Sangam, 2003-04
    Life Term Honorary President, Kolkata Tamil Manram
    Patron, Bharati Tamil Sangam, Kolkata

    Books Published:
    Editor, “இதுவரை, இன்று, இனிமேல்” (Anthology of Essays on the 50 year History of Tamil Literature between 1950-2000)br> Have given lectures on Tamil language, Literature and Tamils’ culture in various parts of the world including North America, West Europe and South Asia.br>

    Email: [email protected]

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    Dr Jean-Luc Chevillard
    Profession: Permanent Researcher (CRHC) at the French CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

    Initial training in Mathematics
    Ph.D. in Linguistics (University Paris 7)
    (Ph.D. topic: the metalanguage of the Medieval Tamil grammatical commentators
    [including a full translation of the சேனாவரையம் [Cēṉāvaraiyam]
    and of the சொல்லதிகாரம் [Collatikāram] of the தொல்காப்பியம் [Tolkāppiyam])

    Tamil Activities:
    Being a member of a CNRS team, located in Paris and dedicated to research in the field called "History of Linguistics", he specializes in the history of தமிழ் இலக்கணம் [tamiḻ ilakkaṇam] with a strong focus on the தொல்காப்பியம் [tolkāppiyam] and its commentaries.
    He has also worked on the தேவாரம் [tēvāram], on நிகண்டுகள் [nikaṇṭukaḷ] and on the early descriptions of Tamil by foreigners.
    He has frequently staid in India, being most of the time posted in Pondicherry, in the EFEO center.
    He has published several book, a CD-ROM (Digital Tevaram) and a number of articles.


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    Mr.Sundar Bharathwaj (Adopted name: Sivapathasekaran @SPS
    Profession: Construction Engineer

    B.Sc - Trichy - National
    M.A. History - Madras University
    M.Phil - Annamalai University -( Kshetrabalar)
    Submitted Thesis : LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF EMPEREOR RAJARAJA I - REDEFINED -to Bharathidasan University recently.

    Tamil Activities:
    Convened Ponniyinselvan yahoo group in 2002 with Mr.Ram, Mr.Balaji & Ms.Lavanya ( California - US Based) and Moderator since then.
    Convened Ponniyinselvan Varalatru Peravai in 2005
    Founded REACH FOUNDATION with Dr. Thyaga Sathyamurthy ASI in 2009 - 10
    Upliftment of Tamil Heritage related

    Email: [email protected]

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    Mr.Mani M. Manivannan
    Profession: Software Executive - Information Security space
    Former head of India operations of Consumer Software division of a Major MNC Security Software company (2007-2013)
    Held several senior positions in Fortune 500 corporations in the U.S. before relocating to India in 2007.

    B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) - A. C. College of Technology, University of Madras (Now Anna University)
    M.S.Ch.E., Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

    Recipient, Sundara Ramasway Award for Tamil Computing, 2013

    Tamil Activities:
    Member of a pioneer group of Tamil computing specialists, Founder TSCII.ORG (Tamil encoding specification, 1998)
    Founder Treasurer and later Chairman - International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil, Global Tamil language technical organization
    Hosted Tamil Internet Conference on behalf of INFITT along with U. C. Berkeley Tamil Chair, 2002
    Technical Advisor to Tamil Nadu government on Unicode and Tamil Computing, Tamil Nadu, (2000-present)
    Represented Government of Tamil Nadu in the Unicode Technical Committee Meeting, 2004

    Language Rights Activist (CLEAR, Promote Linguistic Equality FB Group) (2007-Present)
    Founder, Collaayvu, Facebook Group on Tamil etymology
    Two time President of San Francisco Bay Area Tamil Manram (1999-2000, 2004)
    Former Editor, Thendral, Tamil Magazine based in the SF Bay Area (2002-2005)
    Wrote and Directed Tamil Plays with progressive themes in the SF Bay Area (Panchali Sabatham - Play in verse, Akkini-k-kunju (Poet Bharathi's life), Ramanujar)
    Columnist, Blogger (Puzhaikkadai-p-pakkam)
    Commentator, BBC-Tamil News, Singapore Oli News, Neeya Naanaa talk show in Tamil, and other talk shows in Tamil in Chennai.
    Voluntary tutor of school teachers in Tamil Nadu (Sevalaya) (2017-18)
    Recognized by WIkipedia with a "Front Page selection" for the Tamil Wikipedia article https://ta.wikipedia.org/s/41jo

    Email: [email protected],
    Blog: https://kural.blogspot.com/

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    Profession: Archaeologist, Tamil Nadu Archeology Department, India.

    M.A.Tamil - 1973
    P.G. Diploma in Epigraphy and Archaeology - 1975
    Ph.D. in Madras University - 1994

    Books Authored
    - சோழர் ஆட்சியில் அரசும் மதமும்
    - சைவத்தின் தோற்றம்
    - சோழர்கால சமயம்
    - அம்பாசமுத்திரம்

    - நன்னிலம் கல்வெட்டுகள் தொகுதி - I
    - நன்னிலம் கல்வெட்டுகள் தொகுதி - II
    - நன்னிலம் கல்வெட்டுகள் தொகுதி - III
    - திருவிழிமிழலை கல்வெட்டுகள்
    - திருவலஞ்சுழி கல்வெட்டுகள்
    - தாமரைப் பாக்கம் கல்வெட்டுகள்

    Co- Editor
    - தொல்லியல் கருத்தரங்கம் தொகுதி - I
    - தமிழ்நாட்டுக் கல்வெட்டுகள் 2004
    - காஞ்சிபுரம் மாபட்டக் கல்வெட்டுகள்
    - தஞ்சாவூர் வட்டக் கல்வெட்டுகள்
    - திருவாரூர் மாவட்டக் கல்வெட்டுகள்

    Email: [email protected]

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    Dr.Arul Natarajan
    Profession: Director, Translation, Govt of TamilNadu, Tamil Nadu

    MA, M.Phil
    Ph.D.- modern Indian languages department University of Delhi, India.

    Books Authored
    1. Influence of foreign words in Tamil language
    2. Asian Renaissance (Tamil translation)

    E-Mail: [email protected]

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    Mr.K R. A. Narasiah
    Profession: Retired Chief Mechanical Engineer of Vizag Port.

    Former Consultant to the World Bank for the Emergency rehabilitation Programme of Kingdom of Cambodia.
    Former ADB consultant, Visiting Faculty AMET University for MBA Programme. (Terminal Management and IMO related subjects)

    Education: Marine engineering. I. N. S. Shivaji Naval Engineering College Lonavla

    -Writing: over 100 short stories in Tamil (9 as Muthirai kathai in Vikatan.)
    -3 collections of short stories published, first one for 6 years as non-detailed study for UGs in Madura College. Second won 2 awards. Third won TN State award.
    -Non fiction. Kadal Vazhi Vanikam a treatise on sea trade from 3rd century BC – won TN State award.
    -Madrasapattinam the story of Chennai from 1630 to 1947. Won TN State award. and Chidambaram Meyyapan award
    -Sadharana Manithan Biography of Chitti Sundararajan.
    -Madras (Tracing the history of Madras from 1369) in ENGLISH
    -Overcoming Challenges the story of 125 years of the Port of Chennai with S Muthiah ENGLISH
    -Now writing the history of Madurai (Aalavai)

    E-Mail: [email protected]

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    Regional Coordinators

    Dr. R Malarvizhili Mangayarkarasi
    Profession: Associate Professor, Thiagarajar College, Madurai.

    - M.A Tamil,M.Phil. – Tamil
    - Ph.D. – Tamil (UGC- JRF & SRF)(Madurai Kamarajar University – Tamil Nadu)
    - M.Ed – Education
    - P.G.Diploma – Journalism& Mass Communication
    - Saivasidhandham Elampulavar Dharumapura Atheenam.

    Books Authored
    1.ஒப்பியல் சமயநோக்கில் திருவருட்பா.
    2.அருட்பாவும் அருள் நூல்களும்
    3.மங்கையரின் மனம் மயக்கும் மருதாணி
    4.சீவகசிந்தாமணி (நாடகவடிவம்)
    5.வளையாபதி (நாடகவடிவம்)
    6.சூளாமணி (நாடகவடிவம்).

    Participation (Life Member):
    - Victoria Edward Mandram – Madurai
    - Thiruvalluvar Kazhagam - Madurai
    - Gnalathamaizh Panpattu Mandram, Madurai.

    - Orator, Moderator – Radio& TV (Pothigai) Programs
    - Script Writer – Radio Drama & Radio Programs
    - Writer – Journalism & Books

    E-Mail: [email protected]

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    Mr.Anbu Jaya
    Profession: Scientific Affairs Director, Wyeth/Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Australia & New Zealand (Retired)
    Chief Pharmacist, Army Base Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman (1985-1988)

    Education: B. Pharmacy, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
    Master of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Advanced Certificate in Computer Programming, TAFE, Sydney
    Certificate in Language Teaching, University of Sydney
    Teaching Languages in the Community, University of Western Sydney

    Posts held in Organisations and Tamil activities:
    - Public Officer, Balar Malar Tamil Educational Association Inc, Sydney
    - Advisor & Ex-Principal of Balar Malar Tamil School, Holsworthy branch, Sydney
    - இணை ஆசிரியர்,“தமிழ் அவுஸ்திரேலியன்”
    - புத்தகக்குழுஉறுப்பினர் (1996-todate),NSW தமிழ்ப்பாடசாலைகள் கூட்டமைப்பு
    - “சிவஞானச் சுடர்”பட்டயம் (குருவழியாக - சிவஞானபோதம்) – உலக சைவப் பேரவை, சிட்னி

    -மின்னூல்: ‘சொல்லிய சொல் அமிழ்தம்’

    Website: www.anbujaya.com – Resource for Tamil teaching and learning
    Blog: www.tamilpandal.blogspot.com – (தமிழ்ப்பந்தல்) தமிழிலக்கியக் கட்டுரைகள்
    E-Mail: [email protected]

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    Mr.Rathinam Chandramohan
    Profession: Principal, Sree Sevugan Annamalai College, Devakottai- 630 303,Tamil Nadu, India
    Associate Professor, Sree Sevugan Annamalai College, Devakottai.
    Assistant Professor, Sree Sevugan Annamalai College, Devakottai.

    B.Sc Physics, Alagappa College, Karaikudi
    M.Sc Physics, Alagappa College, Karaikudi
    M.Phil Physics, Alagappa University, Karaikudi
    Ph.D Physics, Alagappa University, Karaikudi
    Post Doctoral Fellow, Physics, National Chang-Hua University of Education, Chang-Hua, Taiwan (KOC)

    Professional Recognition/ Award/ Prize/ Certificate
    - Awarded FIP Fellowship by University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India.
    - C.V Raman Fellowship Host Scientist to Guest Dr. Baneto Paul, University of Lome
    - Nano Sensitization Programme, Nano Science and Tech Consortium, Noida, India
    - IGNOU, New Delhi, Landmark Education Society: Landmark Forum, Advanced Leadership Programme, SLP
    - Devakottai Centre, Saiva Siddhandha Rathinam, Title awarded by Thiruvavadudurai Adheenam, Tamilnadu

    Papers Published
    - International/National Journals : 124
    - Papers Presented in National/International Conferences 70

    E-Mail: [email protected]

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    Technical Support

    Mr.Murali Selvaraj
    Profession: Web Developer
    Executive Director: INFITT India

    E-Mail: [email protected]
    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/selva.murali

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    Mr.M.Udhaya Sankar
    Profession: Project Architect - 3D Designer, Estimator

    Education: B.A (Econimics), M.A

    E-Mail: [email protected]
    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/udhayan.chn
    URL: www.udhayam.in
    Blog: udhayan-photos.blogspot.com

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    Mintamil Moderators

    Dr.Sampath Kumar
    செல்வன் (Dr.Sampath Kumar) 2005ம் ஆண்டு முதல் தமிழ் வலைபதிவுகளில் உடல்நலம், மருத்துவகுறிப்புகள், அறிவியல் துறை சார் கட்டுரைகளை எழுதி வருகிறார். இவரது கட்டுரைகள் திண்ணை, வல்லமை, தமிழோவியம், தென்றல், நிலாச்சாரல் முதலான சஞ்சிகைகளில் வெளிவந்துள்ளன. மின் தமிழ், வல்லமை முதலான கூகிள் தமிழ் இணைய குழுமங்களில் பங்கேற்று வருகிறார். முகநூலில் ஆரோக்கியம் & நல்வாழ்வு எனும் உடல்நலன் சார்ந்த இணைய குழுவின் நிறுவனராக செயல்பட்டு வருகிறார்.

    E-Mail: [email protected]

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    Profession: 40 Years of experience in insurnce, management sectors. Worked as Faculty in a premier training institute.

    Education: B.Sc; FIII (Fellow of Inurance Institute of India)
    Special awards /certifications:
    Membership in any organization etc: Life member in Kamban kazhakam, Ambattur.

    Tamil activities:
    - Imparting self development training to college and high school students.
    - Translated 2 books on insurance and salesmanship into Tamil.

    E-Mail: [email protected]
    Facebook ID: Vino Vinaitheerthan

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