Vallalar biodiverse shelter
- The State government launched “Vallalar biodiverse shelter (Vallalar Palluyir Kaapagam)” scheme for the protection of stray and deserted animals.
- The scheme is launched to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of Vallalar.
- Financial assistance for providing food and medicine to stray, deserted and injured animals
- For undertaking animal birth control/rabies vaccine programmes for stray dogs
- To provide emergency medical care for sick animals and procurement of ambulances for animals
Chennai’s First International Book Fair
- It is organised by the Directorate of Public Libraries, Tamil Nadu Text Book and Educational Services Corporation and Booksellers and Publishers Association of South India (BAPASI).
- Objective: It aims for knowledge transfer and to share Tamil literature with other languages across the world
Global translation grant
- The Tamil Nadu government unveiled its global translation grant programme, as a part of the fair.
- A non-Tamil publisher from any country or Indian state, can apply for funding to translate a work of fiction or nonfiction from Tamilth