Meeting with British Tamils, the BBC provided special coverage of the ancient Tamil harvest festival, Thai Pongal.
In their coverage, they noted the efforts of Tamil Studies UK to have Tamil reintroduced into the curriculum of the South Oriental and African Studies University. The piece further dove into Tamil culture, food and heritage.
They also noted the recent vote by the London Assembly to call for January to be declared as Tamil heritage month. The BBC presenters were joined by that London Assembly Member who tabled that motion, Nick Rogers.
Rogers tweeted earlier today:
It was an honour to be invited to garland the statue of Thiruvalluvar at SOAS as part of the Thai Pongal celebrations! London’s Tamil community do vital work for our city and I’m proud to be supporting them. pic.twitter.com/CMyDkezqLY
— Nick Rogers AM (@NJROnline) January 14, 2022