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Tamil Murasu's 10th Most Inspiring Tamil Teachers' Awards

Singapore, 30 August 2012 - To commemorate a decade since its inception, this year's Most Inspiring Tamil Teachers (MITT) awards on Sept 1, 2012, will honour three outstanding senior teachers with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The trio were selected with the help of the Singapore Tamil Teachers’ 
Union which has actively supported the MITT awards through the years.

Said Tamil Murasu Editor J. Rajendran: "All of us owe a debt of gratitude to our Tamil teachers, and it is wonderful that we can honour some of them through these Lifetime awards. They may be retired, but they are certainly not forgotten.”

The Lifetime Awards will be an annual feature from now on.

To cast the net wider this year, former students and fellow teachers were allowed to nominate candidates for the main awards.

In the past, only current students and parents were able to nominate teachers for the awards. As a result, more than 300 nominations were received this year. Many nominations came from fellow teachers. 

Tamil Murasu Chairman S Chandra Das will be the Guest-of-Honour at the awards ceremony.

There will be a special presentation by Dr Kumaran Rasappan who earlier this year became the first Singaporean Indian to conquer Mount Everest.

Lawyer and award winning actor Vadi will be the emcee.

Details of the event :

Date : Saturday, 1 September 2012
Time : 11am – 1pm
Venue : SPH Auditorium, News Centre

Your reporter / camera crew is invited to cover this event. 

For more details or enquiries, please contact Mr Pandiyan, Associate Editor, at 9119-1836, or

About Tamil Murasu

Tamil Murasu was founded in 1935 by the late G Sarangapany. In 1996, SPH acquired Tamil Murasu with Times Publishing owning a minority stake, and in March 2004, the daily became wholly-owned by SPH. To broaden its reach, Tamil Murasu underwent two major revamps – one in 1999 and another in 2005, to beef up its coverage of local and foreign news, as well as sports and entertainment. With an average daily circulation of 18,000 copies on weekdays and 26,000 on weekends, Tamil Murasu now gives readers a daily dose of "something for everyone".

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