23 November 2022
At the University of Copenhagen, Tamil students have gathered to mark Maaveeerar Naal, a day dedicated to remembering those who sacrificed their lives for the Tamil liberational struggle.
The remembrance event saw theatrical dance performances, poems, songs, and speeches dedicated to those who gave up their lives for the cause. The event initiated with the lighting of the traditional lamp, before raising the Tamil national flag to a song in memory of the first death of a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadre, Lt Col. Shankar, who died in combat on November 27, 1982.
A commemorative event is planned to be held in the coming days by the students of the university.
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