Staff Reporter

COIMBATORE: The Bharathiar Research Centre at Bharathiar University has invited nominations from Tamil scholars for the Mahakavi Bharathi Aiyntamizh awards that will be given under five categories in July.

According to Vice-Chancellor G. Thiruvasagam, the five categories are ‘Eyatrtamil’, ‘Isaitamil’, ‘Nadakatamil’, ‘Ariviyal Tamil’ and ‘Oodaka Tamil’. “Five senior scholars (above 40 years) and five junior scholars (below 40 years) will be selected for the awards.”

A jury consisting of language experts from the above mentioned areas would select the 10 candidates. They would be given a purse of Rs. 25,000, a shield and a citation, each.

Those interested can send in copies of their achievements and other related documents to the centre before April 11.

The entries could be sent by the person concerned or anybody on his behalf. Age proof should also accompany the application.

Entries should be sent to T. Gnanasekaran, Mahakavi Bharathi Aiynthamizh awards, Tamil Department, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 641046. For enquiries, call 94861-28857.