Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Every year, numerous awards such as Bharatidasan Award, Thiruvika
Award, Periyar Award, and Ambedkar Award are given to personalities
who had worked for upholding the ideals of poet Bharathidasan, made
contribution to Tamil language, worked for social justice and
worked to abolish of social evils.
Now, the state government has announced the names of those who
will receive these awards. K.Chellappan will receive the
Bharathidasan Award, the Thiruvika Award will go to writer
K.Thirunavukarasu and Ambedkar Award will be given to Dalit
Panthers supremo Thirumavalavan and Sathyaraj will receive the
Periyar Award for donning the lead role in the biographical movie
Periyar for free. Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi has
announced that each of the awardees will receive one lakh rupees in
cash and a gold metal.