Tamil scholars honoured in Jaffna Literary Festival
[TamilNet, Monday, 11 October 2004, 16:11 GMT]
Three day North East Tamil Literary Festival concluded Monday evening in
Jaffna conferring Governor's Award on eight Tamil scholars and
releasing videocassette on the life and literary works of veteran Tamil
Earlier a cultural pageant, which commenced from
the Nallur Kandasamy Temple, arrived at the venue, Jaffna Hindu Ladies
College where the three-day festival was held.
R.Sadachcharadevi (Kunthavai), S.L.M.Haniffa, V.Sivasubramanian,
M.Kanagasabai, K.S.Sivakumaran, Kulanthai M.Shanmugalingam, P.Stanislauz
and K.Sellathurai were the recipients of the Governor's Award for the year
2004, sources said.
Governor's Award were handed over by the NEPC Chief Secretary Mr.Rangarajah
and literary awards for the year 2003 by Professor K.Sivathamby.
Mr.R.Thiakalingam, Secretary to the Provincial Ministry of Education,
Cultural Affairs, Sports and Youth Affairs presided the final evening
Mr.S.Rangarajah, Chief Secretary of the North East Provincial
Council (NEPC) was the chief guest and Professor K.Sivathamby was the Guest
of Honour. Messrs: S.Sivanandan, Senior Assistant Secretary in the NE
Provincial Education Ministry, Dr.T.Kamalanathan, and Head of the College
of Education, Mr.P. Vickneswaran, and Jaffna Zonal Director of Education
participated as distinguished guests.