All govt schools to get music, dance teachers

Government will soon make an announcement: Minister


Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture ‘MaFoi’ K. Pandiarajan on Sunday said that the State government will soon make an announcement to recruit a dance teacher and a music teacher in all government schools in Tamil Nadu.

Addressing the gathering at the arts day function of all District Government Music Schools here, he said that approval for the recruitment had already been sanctioned. “This was one of the ten schemes that was announced when I took charge as Minister. We wanted to ensure job opportunities for those studying in music schools and colleges,” he said.

Similarly, as part of providing employment for more persons from music schools, he said that possibility of recruiting people to recite Nalayira Divya Prabandham in Lord Perumal temples on the lines of Odhuvars already present in Lord Siva temples was being considered.

The Minister said that preliminary work has been initiated to bring the five separately functioning departments – Tamil Development, Arts and Culture, Museums, Archaeology, and Handicrafts – under one integrated Department of Culture.

On other initiatives being taken by the ministry, he said that a proposal was being discussed to convert all music colleges as community colleges under Union government’s Skill Development Programme.

Madurai Collector S. Natarajan also took part in the function. Students and teachers from District Government Music Schools in 17 districts were distributed awards at the function by Mr. Pandiarajan.

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