The Tamil language is 3000 years old. A poet named Tiruvalluvar wrote Thirukural around 500 CE.
The Thiruvalluvar Statue, or the Valluvar Statue, is a 41-meter-tall (133 ft) stone sculpture of the Tamil poet and philosopher Valluvar, author of the Tirukkural, an ancient Tamil work on Dharma and morality. It is located atop a small island near the town of Kanniyakumari on the southernmost point of the Indian peninsula on the Coromandel Coast, where two seas (the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea) and an ocean (the Indian Ocean) meet. The statue was sculpted by the Indian sculptor V. Ganapati Sthapati, who also created the Iraivan Temple, and was unveiled on the millennium day of 1 January 2000 by the then Chief Minister Kalaigner M. Karunanidhi. It is currently the 25th tallest statue in India.
It is a matter of pride to have such a proud statue of Valluvar as the logo of the Chennai World Film Festival.
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