(In pics) Pranab Mukherjee confers classical Tamil scholars

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New Delhi, Oct 9: President Pranab Mukherjee felicitated Classical Tamil scholars with the 'Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil' for the year 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He also conferred young writers who have done excellent job in the field.

Award List

Tolkappiyar Award: The lifetime achievement award in classical Tamil was given to Dr Iravatham Mahadevan for the year 2009-2010 and Prof Tamizhannal Periakarrupan for 2010-2011.

Kural Pitam Award: This was awarded to Dr Jaroslav Vacek for 2009-2010 and Dr John Ralston Marr for 2010-2011.

While the above-mentioned awardees were presented with a shawl and cash prize of Rs 5 Lakhs, the young scholars were awarded Rs 1 lakh each. The latter were felicitated on the basis of their exceptional contribution in literature through teaching, publication, and research in Classical Tamil.

Among the young awardees were Dr. S. Kalpana, Dr. T. Suresh, Dr. R. Chandrasekaran, Dr. Vaani Arivaalan, Dr. C. Muthamizhselvan for 2009-10, while for 2010-11 Dr. T. Sangayya, Dr. A. Mani, Dr. A. Jayakumar, Dr. S. Chidambaram and Dr. K. Sundarapandian received the awards.

The awards had been given by the Central Institute of Classical Tamil, under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

In New Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee arrives at the auditorium for honouring the Classical Tamil awards during the Classical Tamil Investiture Ceremony in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Acknowledging the contribution

Awards were given to veteran Classical Tamil writers for their contribution in Tamil literature.

 

 

Contribution awarded

President Pranab Mukherjee felicitated writers under various categories.

To the best

Dr Jaroslav Vacek awarded the Kural Pitam Award

The felicitation

Young scholars were also awarded for their contribution in various fields of research.

 

 

Awarding the best

President Pranab Mukherjee honours S Kalpana with Young Scholar Award during the Classical Tamil Investiture Ceremony in New Delhi on Wednesday.

 

 

At Rashtrapati Bhavan

Awarding the scholars for their research and contribution in literature.

A Government of India initiation

The awards had been given by the Central Institute of Classical Tamil, under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

For the best

senior writers were presented with a shawl and cash prize of Rs 5 Lakhs, while the young scholars were awarded Rs 1 lakh each.

Encouraging the writers

Young scholars were felicitated for their exceptional contribution in literature through teaching, publication, and research in Classical Tamil

The future of the nation

Among the young awardees were Dr. S. Kalpana, Dr. T. Suresh, Dr. R. Chandrasekaran, Dr. Vaani Arivaalan, Dr. C. Muthamizhselvan for 2009-10, while for 2010-11 Dr. T. Sangayya, Dr. A. Mani, Dr. A. Jayakumar, Dr. S. Chidambaram and Dr. K. Sundarapandian received the awards.

Neverending list of awards

Tolkappiyar Award: The lifetime achievement award in classical Tamil was given to Dr Iravatham Mahadevan for the year 2009-2010 and Prof Tamizhannal Periakarrupan for 2010-2011.

 

 

In New Delhi

Kural Pitam Award: This was awarded to Dr Jaroslav Vacek for 2009-2010 and Dr John Ralston Marr for 2010-2011.

 

 

Encouraging young scholars

President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated the young writers for their contribution.

A group pic

A snap with the winners

A word of advise?

President Pranab Mukherjee having a word with the winners.

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