Jaffna Tamil Sangam held a meeting at Navalar Manipmandapam to remember Thaninayakam Adigalar and his services to Tamil language.
Velnamby presided. Sri Prasanthan, Rev.Anburasa, Gowry Muhinthan and others spoke.
Reverend Xavier S. Thani Nayagam (2 August 1913 – 1 September 1980) was a Tamil scholar known for setting up the International Association for Tamil Research (IATR) and organising the first World Tamil Conference. He is praised as the “Roving Ambassador for Tamil”.