President of India presents presidential awards for Classical Tamil

The President of India recently presented the ‘Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil’ for the year 2011-12 and 2012-13.

Details of the Award:

The ‘ Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil’ were instituted to give recognition and honour to distinguished scholars, who have made outstanding contribution to classical Tamil language and literature.

These awards include:

  • Thokappiyar Award for life time achievement to an Indian scholar for outstanding contribution in the field of Tamil studies.
  • Kural Pitam Award for eminent scholars of Classical Tamil of non-Indian origin.
  • Young Scholar Awards for young scholars in the age group of 30-40 years for showing interest and excellence in Tamil studies with publications.

Sources: The Hindu, BS, PIB.

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