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.