SRM IST Tamil Perayam Academy Awards 2018

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Established in 2012 the Thamizh Perayam (Tamil Academy) of  SRM Institute of Science and Technology has been considered as the Fifth Thamizh Sangam in literary circles. The Academy has been undertaking various efforts to encourage and develop prominent endeavors by eminent Tamil scholars for Tamil language and literature.

Since 2012, Thamizh Perayam has given away more than Rs 2 crores in awards as a way of honoring Creative writers and scholars across the world who have contributed to the development of Tamil Language, Literature and Culture with Cash awards.  Continuing this 6-year tradition, the Chancellor of SRMIST Dr Paari Vendhar announced the winners’ list of the Thamizh PerayamVirudhugal-2018 mentioning that around Rs 15 lakhs of cash was sanctioned for the awards and the winners selected for 10 categories.

The honours fall under different categories like Tamil Creative Writers, Translators, Critics, Foreign Tamil Writers, Life time achievement award for Illustrious Tamil Scholars who have significantly contributed to the Tamil Language, Literature and culture.

A matter of significance is that winners of Thamizh Peraya Virudhugal have later been honoured with Sahithya Academy Award and through the selections based on the Central Institute of Classical Tamil the winners were even honoured with the prestigious President Award. These stand testimony for the quality and transparency rules of evaluations followed for the Tamil Peraya Virudhugal.

The announcement of the Thamizh Peraya Virudhigal Awards– 2018 was declared in the presence of the Pro Vice Chancellor of SRMIST and President of Thamizh Perayam Dr. R. Balasubramanian, Mr. M. Balasubramanian, Director of Finance and the Registrar of SRMIST Dr. N. Sethuraman. 

Judge Committee
  • Honorable Justice Dr. P. Devadass
  • Dr. M. Rajendran
  • Dr. P.R. Subramanian
  • Kalaimamani Aandal Priyadharshini
  • Dr. R. Srinivasan
Tamil Academy Awardees List 2018
1. Pudhumaippithan Padaippilakkiya Virudhu(Rs. 1,50,000)
Name of the Book    -  Neeva Nathi
Name of  the Author -  Kavippithan
2. Bharathiyar Kavithai  virudhu(Rs. 1,50,000)
Name of the Book  - Inaiveli
Name of the Author – Marabin Maindhan Muthaiah
3. Azha. Valliappa Kuzhanthai ilakkiya virudhu(Rs. 1,50,000)
Name of the  Book  - Manthira Maramum Maya Ulagangalum
Name of the Author  - Karpagam                 
4. Pe.Na. Appusamy Ariviyal Thamizh Virudhu / A.P.J. Abdul kalam Thozhilnutpa Virudhu(Rs. 1,50,000)
Name of the Book; - Inaiya Kuttrangalum Inayaveli Sattangalum
Name of the Author; - Chandirga Subramaiyan
5. Anandha kumarasamy Kavinkalai Virudhu / Muthutthandavar Thamizhisai Virudhu(Rs. 1,50,000)
Name of the Book  - Kambanil Isai Thamizh
Name of the Author; - Arimalam S. Padmanaban
6. Parithimar Kalaingnar Thamizh Aivaringnar Virudhu (Rs. 1,50,000)
Name of the Book  - Vilimbu Nilai Makkal Vazhakkarugal
Name of  the Author – A. Dhananjeyan
7. Sudesamithiran Thamizh Idhazh Virudhu(Rs. 1,00,000)
Name of the Journal - Kaakai Siraginile
Name of the Author - V.  Muthaiah
8. Tholkappiyar Thamizh sanga Virudhu(Rs. 1,00,000)
Name of the Society  - Tamil Kalvi Sevai – Switcherland
Name of the president -  Kandhasamy Parthiban
9. Arunachalakkavirayar Virudhu (Thamizh Music Troup / Folkarts Team) (Rs. 1,00,000)
Name of the Troup – Kalari Tholkalaigal Kalaingargal Mempattu Maiyam
Name of the president  - Hari Krishnan
10. Paarivendhar Painthamizh Virudhu(Rs. 3,00,000)
Name of the Thamizh Scholar – Prof Dr.  E. Sundara Moorthy
  • In the first six categories of the awards the writer of the book will receive Rs.1,25,000/- and the publisher of the book will be receiving Rs. 25,000/-

 

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