In the year 1995 as one of a special program for 20th anniversary of ABK AOTS foundation, ABK AOTS DOSOKAI Tamilnadu Centre Chennai, HIYOSHI Corporation, Japan and HIYOSHI India Pvt. Ltd., Chennai jointly organized a "Talk Your Way to Japan - Speech Contest” at our premises for students in Tamilnadu. Since then, sponsored by HIYOSHI the speech contest are being held at ABK AOTS DOSOKAI Tamilnadu Centre, Chennai every year. The theme of the Speech Contest is ecology and current environmental issues. The purpose of this speech contest is to develop Japan-India cultural relationship and to raise questions about environmental destruction. The contest for school/college students will be held in Tamil, English and Japanese and the first prize winners gets a free ticket to fly to Japan for 2 weeks of environmental study and cultural exchange at HIYOSHI Japan. In over 20 years, about 80 students have visited HIYOSHI, and are now acting as new bridges between Japan and India relationship.
This Speech Contest program provides the students with opportunities for work experience with the aim of helping them realize the significance of environmental education and become more interested in cutting-edge science and technology.