Every year, SRM Tamilperayam Awards worth of Rs. 22 Lakhs are awarded to the best Tamil writers and Scholars in 12 categories. This year Award function was held today (18.02.17 Saturday) morning, at Dr.T.P. Ganesan Auditorium, SRM University, Kattankulathur campus. Founder Chancellor Dr. T.R. Paarivendhar presided over the function and distributed the awards to the Awardees and book publishers.
Dr. V.M. Muthukumar, Vice Chancellor of Bharadhidasan University, Thiruchi felicitated the awardees with shawls and delivered special address. Special guest Kalaimaamani Prof. K. Gnanasambandan presented the citation to the awardees and delivered the keynote address. Dr. S. Ponnusamy controller of Examinations introduced the awardees to the audiences. The president of Tamilperayam and Pro.Vice Chancellor. Dr. T.P. Ganesan, welcomed the gathering. SRM University President Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan felicitated the function in the presence of Dr. Ravi Pachamuthu Chairman, SRM Institute of Science & Technology.
Awardees Dr. Silamboli chellappan and Poet Erode Tamilanban delivered their acceptance address on behalf of the awardees. Cultural programmes were performed by Paarivendhar Students Tamil Mandram. Dr. Karu.Nagarajan Secretary, Tamilperayam proposed the vote of thanks. Professors, students and Non teaching staff of SRM University Kattankulathur, Ramapuram and Vadapalani Campuses and public participated in a large number.
SRM Tamil Perayam honours Tamil Creative Writers, Translators, Critics, Foreign Tamil Writers, Great Tamil Scholars who have contributed to the development of Tamil Language, Literature and Culture, with cash awards worth of Rs. 22,00,000 in 12 titles every year.
The Name of awardees for 2016 are as follow.
|Sl.No:||Name of the Award||Author & Book||Amount|
|1||Pudhumaipitthan Padaippilakkiya Award (Short Story, Novel, Drama)|| Book:Kolaicheval
|Bharathiar Kavidhai Award (Poetry)||Book:Malarmagan Kavithaigal Author: Malarmagan||Rs. 1,50,000|
|3||Azha. Valliappa Kuzhanthai Ilakkiya Award||Book:Chottu Thanneer Author:O.K. Gunanathan||Rs. 1,50,000|
|4||G.U.Pope Mozhipeyarpu Award (Literary Translation)||Book:Paththupattu in English Author:A. Dakshnamoorthy
|5||Pe.Na.Appusamy Ariviyal Tamil Award (Best Book on Science in Tamil)|| Book:Sarkarai Noyudan Vazhvathu Inithu
|6||Ananda Kumarasamy Kavinkalai Award (Book on sculpture/Painting)
Muthuthandavar Tamilisai Award (Book on Tamil Isai)
|Book:Chozhar kaala Aadar Kalai Author: R. Kalaikovan||Rs. 1,50,000|
|7||Vipulanandhar Padaippilakkiya Award (Poerty, Fiction, Drama, Katturai Ilakkiyam for Tamil Creative writers of Foreign Countries)||Book: Kurunthogai Author:V.I.S. Jayabalan||Rs. 1,50,000|
|8||Abdul Kalam Ilam Thamizh Aaivaringnar – ValarTamil Award
(Research Book on Language, Literature & History)
|Book: Thamizhagathil Puratha Vannargal Author:D. Dhananchezhiyan
|9||Suthesamithiran Thamizh Ithal Award||Ithal: Kalachuvadu Editor: S.R. Sundaram||Rs. 1,00,000|
|10||Tholkappiar Thamizh sangam Award|| Tamil Nadu: Ilakkiya Veedhi Organiser: Ilakkiya Veedhi Iniyavan
Other State: Nil Organiser: Nil
Other Country: Canada Tamil Kalloori Organiser:V.S. Durai Rasa
|11||Paridhimar Kalaignar Award
(Scholarship, High Quality Creative works, Wide Knowledge in any specific area of Literature)
|Tamil Scholar Name : Kavingnar Erode Tamizh Anban
|12||Paarivendar Painthamizh Award
Tamil Perarignar – Life – Time Achievement Award.
(Foreign Scholars are also eligible for this award)
| Tamil Perarignar Name : Silampoli S. Chellappan