Tamil Language Council was formed in 2000 under the auspices of the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA).
The objectives of the Council are to promote the awareness and greater use of Tamil language among Indian Singaporeans; to popularise the Tamil Language, particularly among the young; to work with government, educational institutions, social organisations and individuals to achieve the objectives. This is so that activities are accessible and as many people as possible can participate in such programmes.
The Council also spearheads the annual Tamil Language Festival. Started in 2007, the Festival is conducted in partnership with key Indian organizations and has emerged as a key event in the calendar of community events among the Tamil speaking community in Singapore.