Renowned writers in Tamil, Singala and other languages were honoured and given K. Chinnappa Bharathi Trust Awards here on Saturday.
Organised by the K.C.P. Trust in association with Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers Forum, the Trust released the novel of Chinnappa Bharathi ‘Surangam’ (Mines) in Singala translated by Upali Leela Rathna.
K.C.P. Trust Chairman Dr. P. Selvaraj released the first copy and Antony Jeeva received it.
Novelist Chinnappa Bharathi spoke on the soul of the novel which poignantly describes the sufferings of miners.
The first prize for Tamil language was shared by K. P. Aravanan and Zagir Basha.
The principal prize for other language was given to Chitra Mutkal in Hindi.
The awards also carried cash prize of Rs. 50,000 while special prizes in Tamil were given to Ponnelan, S. Venkatesan, Theni Seerudaiyan, Jothirlal Girija and Tamilanban Muthusamy. Sri Lankan writers Tamaraiselvi and N. P. Arulanandam were recognized. Writers who offered felicitations included K. Vai Palanisamy, S. A. Perumal, H. Balasubramanian and R. Sourrajan. Trust Coordinator N. Senthilkumar, District Secretary, Salem, and Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers Forum M. Asokan and others also spoke.
Source: THE HINDU