A committee has been set up to promote the development and use of Tamil Internet in Singapore and the region. The 19 - member committee, headed by Mr. R. Ravindran, MP for Bukit Timah GRC is in the process of forming an action plan to promote Singapore as a platform for the Tamil Internet community...Singapore, 14 April 2000 | For Immediate Release
A committee has been set up to promote the development and use of Tamil Internet in Singapore and the region. The 19 - member committee, headed by Mr. R. Ravindran, MP for Bukit Timah GRC is in the process of forming an action plan to promote Singapore as a platform for the Tamil Internet community.
Mr. Lim Swee Say, Minister of State for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) launched the Tamil Internet Steering Committee (TISC) on 13 April. The ceremony proved a historical one as six Indian internet start-up entrepreneurs from different parts of the world participated in the celebrations.
According to Mr Lim, "The TISC will spearhead the efforts in helping the Tamil community to be net savvy, and speed up the development of local multilingual content. TISC will also help promote the use of e-commerce, and build up a world-wide network to make Singapore a Tamil Internet Hub."
Formed under the auspices of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), the committee's key role is to advise IDA and MCIT in the areas of cultural-based content development, public education, promotion of Tamil internet usage and working towards making Singapore a global multilingual Internet hub.
"However, the committee will not play just an advisory role,” says Mr R Ravindran. Some of their plans include developing local content, encouraging the use of e-commerce and establishing Singapore as a Tamil Internet Hub.
"The TISC sees itself as leading the way for the Singapore Tamil community to become net savvy," Mr Ravindran added.
The TISC Initiative is in-line with the key thrusts of IDA's Culture Promotion Programme to get every Singaporean to enjoy the benefits of a "connected lifestyle".
The TISC Website can be accessed at www.singtisc.org.
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