Thirukkural Competition 2017

"Thirukkural" is an ancient literary work written in classical language "Tamil" by a poet named "Thiruvalluvar". It is composed in the form of two line couplets (or kurals) containing a subjective truth or observation; ingeniously and pithily written."Thirukkural" is structured into 133 chapters, each containing 10 couplets, for a total of 1330 couplets.

The morals illustrated by the kurals can be applied to any world citizen, regardless of religion or ethnic background. This book is hailed as "The world's book of knowledge" by scholars from around the world and has been translated to about 82 languages in the world.

The three major sections of Thirukkural are:Aram, The Virtue of life that one should adopt in his life; Porul, The guide for the principle of life for any common people and state; Inbam, The ideal for various aspects of love and life.

Attaining the knowledge of this ancient literary work is both a cultural & literary accomplishment for any child. Since the "Thirukkural" is in a form a couplet, it's easily graspable to young minds. This competition of reciting Thirukkural, gives the parents an opportunity to interact with their child by teaching their children the moral values emphasized by "Thirukkural" and how it helps in making one a productive member of society. Together, let us help in creating a holistic society with values through Learning and reciting Thirukkural.


Below 5 years
Age between 6 to 10
Age between 11 to 15
Age between 16 to 20
Above 20


First three places will be awarded in each groups.
Certificates will be provided to all participants.
One Dollar for each kural recited with meaning by kids.

Thirukkural Competition 2017

Date Feb 18, Saturday, 2017
Venue Horner Junior High
41365 Chapel Way,
Fremont, CA 94538
Time 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Prize Distribution

Date Feb 25, Saturday, 2017
Venue Dublin High School
8151 Village Pkwy,
Dublin, CA 94568
Time 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Last Date for Registration: February 5th 2017
Registration for Thirukkural Competition 2017 is closed.