Tamil Translation Review Team

Mohamed Ibrahim Maricar

Name: Mohamed Ibrahim Maricar

District: 104

Primary Club: Jeddah Tamil Toastmasters Club

Year Joined: 2008

Highest position held: District Director

Education awards earned: DTM

What is your area of expertise? Imaging Informatics

How does your professional experience relate to your role as Chief Reviewer?

I have been working as an Imaging Informatics Professional for the past 25 years in a well-known private tertiary care hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I expand the horizon with Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, 3D Medical Printing, etc., and I work with healthcare professionals to ensure that imaging data is used effectively in patient care and research with a patient-centric approach.

Apart from my job, I have engaged with the local community and participated in different kinds of social activities, including volunteering for cultural celebration events. Being abroad, I help the community by teaching Tamil language and its culture to the younger generations. I also contribute to non-profit, community-based organizations that serve the Tamil Community, and I enjoy promoting Tamil culture through media, such as writing articles, publishing papers, etc.

What do you like most about being a translation reviewer?
Tamil is one of the oldest living languages in the world and has a rich cultural heritage. The language is known for its complex and nuanced grammar, as well as its elegant and expressive vocabulary. It is primarily spoken in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, as well as in the Union Territory of Puducherry. It is also spoken by a significant population in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Mauritius, and Malaysia, as well as by smaller communities in other countries around the world. Tamil reflects the rich cultural heritage of its speakers and offers a unique window into the history and traditions of South India and Sri Lanka.

I work closely with the Tamil translation review team to ensure that the translations are consistent and adhere to the Toastmasters International guidelines. I would say the opportunity to review and improve the accuracy and fluency of Tamil translations is a rewarding experience. It allows me to ensure that the translations accurately convey the intended meaning and cultural context, making it more accessible and understandable for Tamil speakers. Additionally, it also allows me to gain a deeper understanding of the language and its nuances, which helps me to improve my own language skills.


Lead Reviewers

Kannan Sankara

"It is a pleasure to be part of the Tamil Translation Reviewer family. Speaking, Working, and Learning in Tamil gives immense pleasure to anyone. Looking forward to working with Tamil experts. As Toastmasters says, we learn by doing and having fun."

Navaneetha Krishnan

"Proud and privileged to serve the global Tamil community members of Toastmasters International with the association of ebullient and creative members of the team. Here we learn mutually and the power of sum is far greater than the sum of powers."

Subbi Mathur

"I am extremely thrilled about this wonderful opportunity to use my knowledge of my mother tongue in the service of Toastmasters International. I will enjoy reviewing excellent translations from my peers and offering my comments, and also being part of this wonderful historic happening!"

Surya Narayanan Kalyanaraman

"I'm excited to be a Lead Reviewer for a language so rich in heritage and literature. With the advent of Pathways, we're up to speed on the skills required for today's world and and the educational tools and technology best suited for millennials as well as other generations.

It is exhilarating to collaborate with a team of wonderful Tamil-speaking toastmasters living in different parts of the world, to collectively produce materials that we can be proud of. Having been a beneficiary of the toastmasters movement, I see this as a way of paying back and paying forward.

With the materials available in Tamil, millions of Tamil speakers can now learn how to communicate and lead competently, in their own language. In addition, I believe we now have an opportunity to create interest for Tamil language among the youngsters who come from Tamil-speaking ancestry."

District Name Residence Primary Club Year joined Highest position Education awards
Anitha Ramasamy USA
USA Tamil Toastmasters Club
2021 VPE PM3
Brahmakumar Balakrishnan Singapore
Narpani Tamil Toastmasters Club
2001 Area Director DTM, ACG, ALS
Kannan Sankara USA
USA Tamil Toastmasters Club
2012 District Director DTM, ACG, ALS
Navaneetha Krishnan Oman
Valluvam Tamil Toastmasters Club
2017 Division Director DTM
Pon Sankara Pandian Kalirajan Bahrain
Senthamil Solvendhar Peravai
2015 Division Director DTM, ACG, ALS
Subbi Mathur USA
Greenville Club
2005 Region Advisor DTM, ACG, ALS
Subramaniam Thangasamy Saudi Arabia
Riyadh Tamil Toastmasters Club
2004 Division Director DTM, ACG, ALS
Surya Narayanan Kalyanaraman Qatar
Indian Club Toastmasters
2012 Area Director DTM, ACG, ALS