Pranab Mukherjee to present presidential awards for classical Tamil language

New Delhi, Oct 9 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will present the 'Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil' for the year 2009-10 and 2010-11at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday.

The Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil were instituted to give the due recognition and honour to the distinguished scholars who have made outstanding contribution to Classical Tamil language and literature.

For the year 2009-10 and 2010-11 total seven awards will be given which include one Tholkappiyar Award for life time achievement to an Indian scholar for outstanding contribution in the field of Tamil studies; one Kural Peedam Award for eminent scholars of Classical Tamil of non-Indian origin and five Young Scholar Award for young scholars in the age group of 30-40 years for showing interest and excellence in Tamil studies with publications. (ANI)

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