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Tamil Literary Garden

Eyl> V Vue 2009


Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony 2009
July 17, 2010

Seeley Hall, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, Canada

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Tamil Literary Garden

dba jkpo; ,yf;fpaj; Njhl;lk;> fy;tpahsu;fs;>


vOj;jhsu;fs;> thrfu;fs;> tpku;rfu;fs;> nfhilahsu;fspd;
MjuTld; 2001k; Mz;L nuhnwhd;Nuhtpy;
Muk;gpf;fg;gl;l mwf;nfhil epWtdkhFk;.
,e;j ,af;fj;jpd; nghJthd Nehf;fk; cyfnkq;Fk; gue;jpUf;Fk;
jkpio tsu;g;gjhFk;. jkpo;> Mq;fpy E}y;fis nkhopngau;g;gJ>
mupa jkpo; E}y;fis kPs; gjpg;G nra;tJ> jkpo; gl;liwfs;
elj;JtJ> E}yfq;fSf;F ,ytrkhf jkpo; E}y;fs; mspg;gJ>
jkpo; gapYk; rpwe;j khztu;fSf;F Gyikg;guprpy; toq;FtJ>
jkpo; Nritahsu;fSf;F tpUJfs; toq;FtJ Nghd;wit
,jDs; mlq;Fk;.

Founded in 2001, the Tamil Literary Garden is a Toronto-based


charitable organization committed to promoting the development
of literature in Tamil internationally. Its mandate includes creative
writing, translations, book releases, awards, conferences,
workshops, and awarding scholarship to students for Tamil studies.

Tamil Literary Garden


Rm. 305, Larkin Building
15 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1H8, Canada

T/ 905.201.9547
E/ appatlg@gmail.com
W/ www.tamilliterarygarden.com

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AWA R D R E C I P I E N T S F O R 2 0 0 9
Lifetime Achievement Award
Recipient Iravatham Mahadevan
Sponsored by Vaithehi Balamurugan

Lifetime Achievement Award


Recipient Kovai Gnani
Sponsored by Vaithehi Balamurugan

Fiction Award given in honour of Professor


Kanapathipillai
Recipient Jeyamohan for KotRavai novel
Sponsored by Dr Oppilamani Pillai

Non-Fiction Award given in honour of


Mr.T.T. Kanagasunderampillai and the
Tamil Teachers of the World
Recipient Dr.N.Subramanian for
Eelathu Thamiz Naval Ilakkiyam
Sponsored jointly by Jay & Lalitha Jayaraman
and R.Rabendravarman

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Non-fiction Award
Recipient Aa. Sivasupramaniyan
for Ash Kolaiyum Inthiya Puradchi Iyakkamum
This award is given in memory of Kirubaharan Sinnadurai
Sponsored by Dr.Thushiyanthy and Dr.S.Sriharan

Poetry Award given in honour of


Professor A.W. Mailvaganam
Recipient Sukumaran for Poomiyai Vaasikkum SiRumi
Sponsored by Nandakumar Mailvaganam

Information Technology in Tamil Award given in


honour of Sundara Ramaswamy
Recipient Tamil Linux K.D.E Group
Sponsored by Sura Memorial Fund Kalachuvadu Trust

Scholarship Award to a Student for Outstanding Essay


Recipient Kirubhalini Giruparajah
This award is given in memory of Ponniah Subramaniam
Sponsored by Bahir Vivekanand B.Sc, D.Ch

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,ay; tpUJ
Iuhtjk; kfhNjtd;
Lifetime Achievement Award
Recipient Iravatham Mahadevan

uhtjk; kfhNjtd; jpUr;rpapy; cs;s


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,tu; elj;jpa ePz;l fhy Muha;r;rpfSf;fhf
ru;tNjr Gfo; ,tiu Njb te;jJ.

,tu; vOjpAs;s E}y;fs;

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gz;ghL> tuyhW Fwpj;Jk; jPu;f;fkhd
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thOk; fhyfl;lj;jpd; khngUk; Ma;thsu;
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jkpofj;jpy; fp.K %d;whk; E}w;whz;by;
gutpaJ vd;gijAk; me;j E}w;whz;bNyNa
vOj;jwpT Njhd;wpaJ vd;gijAk; Muha;r;rp
%yk; epWtpapUf;fpwhu;.

The Indus Script : Texts, Concordance and Tables


(1977)
Early Tamil Epigraphy, from the Earliest Times to
the Sixth Century A.D (2003)
,tUila Muha;r;rpfSf;fhf ,e;jpa muR
,tUf;F 2009 k; Mz;Lf;fhd gj;k =
tpUij toq;fpAs;sJ.
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ngUikailfpwJ.

murit> Nkdpiy kf;fs;> topghl;L jyq;fs;


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,y;yhky; vy;yh epiyfspYk; vy;yh
kf;fspilNaAk; vOj;jwpT fhzg;gl;lJ
vd;gJ ,tUila Muha;r;rpfspd; Kf;fpakhd
KbT.

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,ay; tpUJ
Nfhit Qhdp
Lifetime Achievement Award

Recipient Kovai Gnani

Nfh

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tu;zpg;ghu;fs;.

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tpsf;F tpUJ> jkpo; Njrpar; nrk;ky;
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ngUikailfpwJ.

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,yf;fpaq;fis> jpwe;j kdj;Jld; mZFk;
gz;Gk; nfhz;ltu;. ,tu; epfo; vd;w
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gy E}y;fis ntspapl;bUf;fpwhu;.
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jpul;lYk; kWthrpg;gpy; jkpo; ,yf;fpak;
Mfpait Kf;fpakhditahf fUjg;gLfpd;wd.

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n[aNkhfd;
GidTg; gupR - nfhw;wit - ehty;

Fiction Award given in honour of Professor Kanapathipillai


Recipient Jeyamohan

nrhy;yg;gLfpd;wd. %d;whk; gFjp epyk;.


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gazk;jhd; ,J. nea;jy; kUjk; FwpQ;rp
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tifahd epyq;fs; topahfTk; fz;zfp
nry;tij tptupf;fpwJ. ehd;fhk; gFjp vup.
,jpy; fz;zfp kJiu GFe;J Nfhtyd;
nfhy;yg;gl;ljpy; Nfhgk; nfhz;L ghz;badplk;
ePjp Nfl;l fij tUfpwJ.
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Nrud; nrq;Fl;Ltd; fz;zfpf;Fr; rpiy
vLj;jJk; nrhy;yg;gLfpwJ. fz;zfp Nfhapypd;
fij E}w;whz;Lfs; topahf ,d;Wtiu
nfhz;L tug;gl;L fd;dpahFkupapy;
fijnrhy;ypapd; nrhw;fspy; KbfpwJ.

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ntspte;jpUf;fpd;wd.

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miog;gNj nghUj;jkhdJ. GJf;ftpij Nghy
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nry;yg;gl;bUf;fpwJ. ciueil tbtpy;
,Uf;fpwnjd;W ngaNu xopa> jpirr;
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ghtpakhf vOjg;gl;l fhg;gpak; ,J.
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gFjp njhd;ikf;fhyk; Kjy; vg;gb jkpo;
kf;fs; cUthfp te;jhu;fs; vd;W ftpijNghy
nrhy;ypf; fhl;LfpwJ. fhw;W gFjpapy;
fz;zfp gpwe;J mtSf;F rpyk;gzp tpoh
eilngw;wJ nrhy;yg;gLfpwJ. ghz;bad;
kidtp Nfhg;ngUe;Njtpapd; gpwg;Gk;> gpd;du;
Nfhtyd; fz;zfpia tpl;Lg;gpupe;J
khjtpAld; nrd;W tho;e;j fijAk;

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epidTg;Nghl;b gupR'> 1992 fjhtpUJ> 1994
rk;];fpUjp tpUJ> 2008 ghtyu; tpUJ
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mtu;fSf;F mtUila nfhw;wit E}Yf;fhf
2009k; Mz;L GidT ,yf;fpag; gpuptpy;
Nguhrpupau; f.fzgjpg;gps;is epidTg; gupir
toq;Ftjpy; jkpo; ,yf;fpaj; Njhl;lk;
ngUikailfpwJ.

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fyhepjp eh. Rg;gpukzpad;


mGidTg; gupR - <oj;Jj; jkpo; ehty; ,yf;fpak;

Non-Fiction Award given in honour of


Mr.T.T. Kanagasunderampillai and the Tamil Teachers of the World.
Recipient Dr N.Subramanian
<oj;J ehty; ,yf;fpa tuyhw;iw Ie;J
Kf;fpa gpupTfshfg; gpupj;J ,e;j E}y;
mikf;fg;gl;bUf;fpwJ. Njhw;wk;> rKjha
rPu;jpUj;jk;> vOj;jhu;tk;> rKjha tpku;rdk;
kw;Wk; gpuNjrq;fis Nehf;fpa Nghf;F vd
ehty;fs; tifg;gLj;jg;gl;L ,Ug;gNjhL
kjpg;gPL nra;ag;gl;Lk; ,Uf;fpd;wd. ,e;j
tifapy; ,J xU tuyhw;W E}yhfTk; mNj
rkak; jpwdha;T E}yhfTk; tpsq;FfpwJ.
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gpd;dpizg;GfisAk; nfhz;l ,e;E}y; <oj;J
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mikaNtz;Lk; vd;gijAk; Rl;LfpwJ.

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jkpopd; gz;ila ,yf;fpaq;fspYk; etPd
,yf;fpaq;fspYk; kpFe;j <LghL nfhz;Ls;s
,tu;> Nguhrpupau;fshd f.ifyhrgjp>
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fp.y~;kz Iau; MfpNahupd; rpe;jidfs;>
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epd;W jdJ Ma;tpay; MSikia
tsu;j;Jf;nfhz;ltu;.

<oj;J ngz;zhd kq;fsehafk; jk;igah


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'nehWq;Fz;l ,Ujak;' ehtiyg; gw;wpa KO
tptuKk; mijg; gw;wpa ePz;l tpku;rdKk;
,e;j E}ypd; Kf;fpa mk;rkhFk;. <oj;J jkpo;
r%fj;jpd; md;whl tho;f;ifg; gpur;rpidfis
cs;sJ cs;sgb rpj;jupj;j gilg;Gfspy;
Kjyhtjhf ,e;j ehty; epw;fpwJ vd;w
jfty; tpag;G+l;LfpwJ. Kw;wpYk; mope;j
epiyapypUe;j ehtiy kPsg; gjpg;gpj;j
tptuKk; nfhLf;fg;gl;bUf;fpwJ.

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nfhz;Ls;s ,tUila gd;Kfg;gl;l
ghu;itfis> <oj;Jj; jkpo; ehty; ,yf;fpak;>
,e;jpar; rpe;jid kuG> jkpo; Ma;tpaypy;
fyhepjp f.ifyhrgjp> ehy;tu; tho;Tk;
thf;Fk;> fe;jGuhzk; xU
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jkpod;gd; ftpijfs;>
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njupe;J nfhs;syhk;.

cyfj; jpUf;Fws; cauha;T ikaj;jpd;


jpUf;Fws; tpUJ> ,yq;if murpd;
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nfhutpf;fg;gl;ltu; ,tu;.

<oj;J jkpo; ehty; ,yf;fpa tuyhW 1885y;


Muk;gkhfpwJ. E}W tUlq;fSf;F Nky; fope;j
epiyapYk; <oj;J ehty; ,yf;fpak; gw;wpa
KOikahd E}y; ntspte;jjpy;iy. fyhepjp
eh. Rg;gpukzpadpd; '<oj;Jj; jkpo; ehty;
,yf;fpak;' vDk; ,e;j E}y;jhd; <oj;J
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nrhy;yyhk;.

<oj;J jkpo; ehty; ,yf;fpak; gw;wp


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eh.Rg;gpukzpad; mtu;fSf;F 2009k;
Mz;Lf;fhd mGidT gupir toq;Ftjpy;
jkpo; ,yf;fpaj; Njhl;lk; ngUikailfpwJ.

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M. rptRg;gpukzpad;
mGidTg; gupR - M~;nfhiyAk; ,e;jpag; Gul;rp ,af;fKk;

Non-fiction Award
for Ash Kolaiyum Inthiya Puradchi Iyakkamum
This award is given in memory of Kirubaharan
Sinnadurai
Recipient Aa. Sivasupramaniyan

1911 A+d; khjk; 17


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ele;j Kjy; murpay; nfhiyahFk;.
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t.c.rpjk;guk;gps;is> Rg;gpukzpa rpth
Nghd;Nwhiu nfhLQ; rpiwf;F mDg;gp> t.c.rp
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Vw;gl;l kf;fs; vOr;rpia %u;f;fkhf
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gopthq;FtNj thQ;rpehjdpd; Kf;fpa Nehf;fk;.
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rtu;f;fhu;> fhkh mk;ikahu;> t.Nt.R. ma;au;
Nghd;Nwhu; gpd;dzpapy; ,Ue;jdu;. ghujpapd;
czu;r;rpfukhd vOj;Jf;fSk; mtu;fSf;F
vOr;rpA+l;bd.
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vd;w E}y; xU ehtiyg; Nghy nfhiy ele;j
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nfhiy> thQ;rpapd; jw;nfhiy> M~pd;
gpd;dzp> nfhiyapy; rk;ge;jg;gl;ltu;fis
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Fd;whky; tptupf;fg;gLfpd;wd. ,e;j tuyhw;iw
KOikahf Ma;T nra;j M.rptRg;gpukzpad;
mjw;fhf gy crhj; Jiz E}y;fs;>

Mtzq;fs; Mfpatw;iwg; Njbr; nrd;W


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vd;w E}iy vOjpa M.rptRg;gpukzpaDf;F
2009k; Mz;Lf;fhd mGidT gupir
toq;Ftjpy; jkpo; ,yf;fpaj; Njhl;lk;
ngUikailfpwJ.

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RFkhud;
Poetry Award given in honour of
Professor A.W. Mailvaganam
Recipient Sukumaran

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rhuk; ftpijfshf ntspg;gLfpwJ. etPd
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njhFg;gpd; Mrpupau; RFkhuDf;F 2009k;
Mz;Lf;fhd Nguhrpupau; M.tp.kapy;thfdk;
ftpijg; gupir toq;Ftjpy; jkpo; ,yf;fpaj;
Njhl;lk; ngUikg;gLfpwJ.

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Information Technology in Tamil Award given in honour of


Sundara Ramaswamy
Recipient Tamil Linux KDE Group
he Sundara Ramaswamy award for Tamil
Computing for year 2009 is conferred to
Tamil Linux KDE group. The Tamil Literary
Garden and Sura Memorial Fund Kalachuvadu
Trust jointly present these awards since 2007.

This group helped address some of the challenging technical problems in Tamil Computing,
beyond the Linux paradigm and was operating
voluntarily. The worldwide Open Source and Free
Software Foundation were instrumental in
making this possible. The former advocates
releasing source codes along with programs and
the latter ensures the freedom of users in
modifying the codes and redistributing those
modifications without restrictions. This ensures
that software is treated as an intellectual
advancement rather than a packaged product.

The official release of KDE 2.0 with Tamil in


terface is a milestone in the annals of Tamil
Computing. With contributions from several
volunteers Tamil became the first South Asian
language to get a computer user interface in the
year 2001. With this the precondition of
knowledge in English to operate a computer
became unnecessary. Compiling documents,
surfing internet, using email, editing photos and
enjoying multimedia all became possible with a
full Tamil interface.

The Sundara Ramaswamy award committee


acknowledges the extreme technical challenges
this group faced in the early days of Tamil
Computing and appreciates their solutions.
These, no doubt, will help oncoming
advancements in Tamil usage in smart phones,
e-book readers and the like. The achievement of
this group with no organizational support and
without any prominent individual identities is
laudable. The Tamil Literary Garden and Sura
Memorial Fund Kalachuvadu Trust are proud to
confer the Tamil Computing award 2009 to the
Tamil Linux KDE Group.

In the year 2000 volunteers who were working


on various aspects of Tamil Linux joined together
in a discussion group. Thuraiappah Vaseeharn,
Dinesh Nadarajah, Sivaraj, Sivakumar
Shanmugasundaram were some of the early
active contributors. Most of them were living
outside India, in the USA, Canada and Japan at
that time.

he Tamil Literary Garden


Scholarship was established in
order to encourage and promote
Tamil Studies in the diaspora, particularly
among the second generation. It was
intended to recognize the achievement
of a student whose essay demonstrates
an insightful and valuable discussion of
some aspects of diasporic Tamil studies.

fpUghspdp fpUguh[h
Scholarship Award to a
Student for an Outstanding
Essay
Recipient

Kirubhalini Giruparajah

This years topic is Canadian


Multiculturalism - A Tamil Perspective.
The essay should be an original contribution, written for the purpose of competing for this scholarship and should not
have been published elsewhere. The
essay presented this year was well- written and adjudged the best.

Kirubhalini is an outstanding student at


the University of Toronto. Her interests
include exploring issues pertaining to
rights discourse, post-colonial studies and
Tamil history. In the future, she hopes to
attend Graduate school in South Asian
History and Politics. She aspires to teach
Tamil History and Politics at the
post-secondary level in Toronto. She has
also been a volunteer at the Tamil Studies
Conference this year.
The essay will be published in the next
issue of Kalam magazine. It is with great
pleasure that the Tamil Literary Garden
confers the Tamil scholarship award for
2009 to Kirubhalini Giruparajah.

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2001k; Mz;L ,ay; tpUJ


ftpijfs;> ehty;fs;> rpWfijfs;> fl;Liufs;> tpku;rdq;fs; vd;W fle;j Ik;gJ
Mz;LfSf;F Nkyhf gilj;J jkpo; ,yf;fpaj;jpd; Kd;Ndhbfspy; xUtuhf epd;W
topelj;jp jkpo; gzpahw;wpa jpU Re;ju uhkrhkp mtu;fSf;F mtUila tho;ehs;
jkpo; ,yf;fpa Nritia ghuhl;b ,e;j tpUJ toq;fg;gl;lJ.

2002 k; Mz;L ,ay; tpUJ


kzpf;nfhb guk;giuiar; Nru;e;jtUk;> %j;j ,yf;fpathjpAk;> fle;j mWgJ
Mz;LfSf;F
Nkyhf jPtpu jkpo; njhz;lhw;wp te;jtUkhd jpU Nf. fNz];
mtu;fSf;F mtUila tho;ehs; jkpo; ,yf;fpa Nritia ghuhl;b ,e;j tpUJ
toq;fg;gl;lJ.

2003k; Mz;L ,ay; tpUJ


fle;j ehw;gJ Mz;LfSf;F Nkyhf jkpo; ,yf;fpak;> ehlfk;> ,ir rpdpkh> rpw;gk;>
Xtpak; Mfpa gy Jiw vOj;Jf;fspy; jPtpukhf ,aq;fpte;j jpU ntq;fl; rhkpehjd;
mtu;fSf;F mtUila tho;ehs; jkpo; ,yf;fpa Nritia ghuhl;b ,e;j tpUJ
toq;fg;gl;lJ.

2004k; Mz;L ,ay; tpUJ


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Mz;LfSf;F Nkyhf jPtpukhf ,aq;fp jkpOf;F ngUk; njhz;lhw;wptUk;
jpU ,. gj;kehg IaUf;F mtUila tho;ehs; jkpo; ,yf;fpa Nritia ghuhl;b
,e;j tpUJ toq;fg;gl;lJ.

2005k; Mz;L ,ay; tpUJ


fle;j gy Mz;Lfshf gok; jkpo; E}y;fis Mq;fpyj;jpy; nkhopngau;j;jtUk;>
fyp/Nghu;dpah gy;fiyf;fofj;jpy;
jkpo;Jiw njhlq;fp mjpy; Nguhrpupauhf
gzpahw;wpatUk;> 2004y; jkpo; nrk;nkhopahf mwptpf;fg;gl;ljw;F fhuzkhdtUkhd
jpU N[hu;[; vy; `hu;l;Lf;F mtUila tho;ehs; jkpo; ,yf;fpa Nritia ghuhl;b
,e;j tpUJ toq;fg;gl;lJ.

2006k; Mz;L ,ay; tpUJ


jkpo; ehlff; fiyf;fhfg; gy Mz;Lfs; ghLgl;L mij cyf kl;lj;Jf;F
cau;j;jp > ehlfj;Jf;Fk;> jkpOf;Fk;> <oj;Jf;Fk; Gfo; Nru;j;JtUk;
jpU jhrPrpa]; mtu;fSf;F mtUila tho;ehs; jkpo; ,yf;fpa Nritia ghuhl;b
,e;j tpUJ toq;fg;gl;lJ.

2007k; Mz;L ,ay; tpUJ


fle;j ,UgJ Mz;Lfshf etPd jkpo; Gidfijfs;> ftpijfs; Mfpatw;iw
Mq;fpyj;jpy; nkhopngau;j;J ntspapl;L jkpopd; rpwg;ig cyfwpar; nra;JtUk;
jpUkjp y~;kp N`hk;];Nuhk; mtu;fSf;F mtUila tho;ehs; jkpo; ,yf;fpar;
Nritiag; ghuhl;b ,e;j tpUJ toq;fg;gl;lJ.

2008k; Mz;L ,ay; tpUJ


fle;j ehw;gJ tUlq;fshf jkpo; vOj;Jyfpy; kl;Lkd;wp jd; nray;ghl;il ngz;fs;
tho;f;ifapd; gy;NtW JiwfSf;Fk; tpupj;J jd; gjpTfis ,yf;fpaj;Jf;Fk;
mg;ghy; flj;jpa mk;ig mtu;fSf;F mtUila tho;ehs; jkpo; ,yf;fpa Nritia
ghuhl;b ,e;j tpUJ toq;fg;gl;lJ.

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Lifetime achievement award


sponsored by Vaithehi Balamurugan, MBA, CPA, CFA
Vaithehi is a Certified Public Accountant , CFA charterholder, and Partner at Arrowstreet Capital,
USA. She is committed to the promotion of Tamil language on an international basis and
sponsored the lifetime achievment award from the inception of Tamil Literary Garden.

Fiction award is given in


honour of Professor
Kanapathipillai

the University of Peradeniya was established, he


became the first Professor and Head of the
Department of Tamil, a position he held until 1965. For
a brief period, he also served as Acting Vice-Chancellor
at the University of Peradeniya. Professor
Kanapathipillai is known as a major scholar in epigraphy and linguistics. In addition, he published widely as
a novelist, short story writer, and playwright. His plays
were performed to much acclaim in Sri Lanka. In addition, he has written a monograph on the history of
Sanskrit literature.

Born in 1903, he received his undergraduate and graduate education in


Colombo, Sri Lanka, Annamalai, Tamil
Nadu, and the University of London,
UK. Trained in Tamil, Sanskrit and Pali,
he acquired considerable expertise
in the field of epigraphy. After completing his doctoral studies under the supervision of
Professor Turner, he joined the University of Colombo
as lecturer in Tamil, and later became professor.When

The above award is sponsored by Dr Oppilamani. After completing his education at Royal
College, and the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, he proceeded to the United Kingdom, where he
received a postgraduate degree in Surgery. Having served as a surgeon for several years, he
now works in Family Medicine in the UK. His
wide-ranging interests have taken him into diverse fields, and his current interests include,
Sanskrit, Tamil Literature, Mathematics, and Philosophy.

Non-fiction award is given in


honour of
Mr.T.T. Kanagasundarampillai
and the Tamil Teachers of the
world.

Madras Saithapettai English Teachers Training College


as a lecturer. At the same time he served as a Tamil
teacher at Madras Christian College and
Pachchaiappan College. He was the author of several
books. As he had mastered Sanskrit he translated
Kishkintha Kandam and Sunthara Kandam of Valmiki
Ramayanam into Tamil. He paraphrased several
Sangam works and brought many ancient Tamil
literatures found in Olai in to print.

Mr.T.T. Kanagasundarampillai was


born on 24 August 1863 in
Trincomalee. At the age of seventeen
he left for South India and graduated
in English language. He joined

The above award is sponsored jointly by Lalitha, Jayaraman,


Rabendravarman.
Lalitha Jayaraman: A home-maker and international development professional devoted to the family, gender equality, hunger eradication, poverty
reduction, and palliative/hospice care issues.
Venkata Subramanian Jayaraman: A Chartered Accountant by qualification and profession, who happily strayed into the management of economic and social development projects in poor and disturbed countries.
Both worked for the UN for many years and are happily married and have
two daughters and a son, and four grand children. They have deep interest
in Tamil language and culture, religion, music, and dance.

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RAJANATHAN RABENDRAVARMAN
R. Ravi Varman, originally from Sri Lanka, arrived in Canada in June 1993. He is an
ardent supporter of Tamil language and culture and is committed to promote the
activities of the Tamil Literary Garden and has sponsored the award in the name of
Late Mr. Thambimuthu Kanagasundarampillai, an eminent Tamil scholar from
Trincomalee.

Poetry Award is given in


honour of
Professor A.W. Mailvaganam
Having graduated at the age of
19, he entered University of
Cambridge in 1924 and studied
Physics under 9 Nobel Prize winners and founders of modern Physics. He also
had the privilege of attending lecture by Albert
Einstein in Germany. On his return to Ceylon,
after obtaining a first class honors Tripos and M.A
and Ph.D from the University of Cambridge was
appointed Professor of Physics at the University
of Ceylon and subsequently, Dean of the Faculty
of Science, Pro-Vice-Chancellor University of
Ceylon. He had the privilege of being the first Sri
Lankan Professor of Physics. For nearly 50 years
he was associated with university teaching and
served as chairman on many academic councils
and commissions including the University Grants
Commission. He was awarded the honorary
Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by
the University of Jaffna and Colombo. Also, was
honored by Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II

with the O.B.E and by the President of Sri Lanka


with the Vidya Jyothi awards. Served on the
commission appointed by The Ceylon Governor
General to report on the feasibility of teaching
Science, Medicine, Agriculture and Engineering in
Swabasha. He was a member of the Council of
the University of Jaffna and also translated to
Tamil, Educational Publications, and a number of
Physics Text for examinations ranging from the
Advanced Level to B.Sc. Special. He also popularized the field of Science in the Tamil media by
delivering talks over the Radio and Tamil News
Media. He pioneered the Tamil University
Movement that led to the establishment of the
University of Jaffna and later Eastern University
of Sri Lanka. In recognition of his contributions to
Physics, the academia in Sri Lanka has established the Mailvaganam Memorial Lecture each
year at the Physics Lecture Theatre at the
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The above award is sponsored by Nandakumar Mailvaganam.


Having graduated with B.Sc (Eng) degree with honors in Sri Lanka ,completed
Post Graduate studies at Mc Master University, Hamilton, ON., Canada and received
Masters degrees both in Mechanical and Chemical Engineering. He is also a
Professional Engineer of the Province of Ontario. Worked in the field of Fire Safety
with Office of the Fire Marshal (Ontario) from 1990 and retired from the Public
Sector in October 2006. He had the privilege of working with and under guidance
of Dr. Joshy Kallungal, an international figure in fire safety.
Mr and Mrs Nandakumar are both interested in the arts and committed to the
advancement of Tamil.

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Information Technology in Tamil


Award is given in honour of
Sundara Ramaswamy
Sundara Ramaswamy began his literary career at the age of 20 by
translating a Malayalam novel into
Tamil. Following this The Story of a
Tamarind Tree, his first novel was published and
was well received as a work that extended the
frontiers of Tamil novel. This was translated into
English, Hindi, Malayalam and Hebrew.
His second novel "J.J. Some Notes" defied all the
notions prevalent in Tamil writing about form
and language. It eschewed narration, brought in
a tone of intense meditation on the quality of
human life and the problems of remaining
human. The third novel Kulanthaikal, Penkal
Ankal was written in an entirely new style and
language yet retaining a solid texture.
His poems are a severe questioning into one's

existence, perceptions, conflicts and tireless but


often defeated search. Almost all of
Ramaswamy's writings, though reaching limited
readership, have sustained serious literary work
in Tamil during the last fifty years. He has also
contributed significantly to the disciplines of literary criticism and essays and has translated
poems from English to Tamil.
He was awarded the prestigious Kumaran Asan
Memorial Award for his collection of poems and
in 2001 the Tamil Literary Garden of Canada in
association with the Centre for South Asian
Studies of University of Toronto awarded the Iyal
Virudhu.
The above award is sponsored by Sura
Memorial Fund Kalachuvadu Trust.

Ponniah Subramaniam was a man who believed in the saying 'Today a reader,
tomorrow a leader.' He encouraged reading among young people and was devoted
to the cause of Tamil learning and culture and was a supporter of Tamil Literary
Garden and what it stood for. A literary award in his memory is the most apt recognition of him. This year the Scholarship Award to a Student for Outstanding Essay is
given in honour of Ponniah Subramaniam..
It is sponsored by Bahir Vivekanand B.Sc, D.Ch.

Kirubaharan Sinnadurai was born in the Trincomalee district of Sri Lanka in the year 1960. He was
a student in dentistry in the University when he died. Throughout his short life he was an ardent
supporter of Tamil language and culture and committed to its promotion on an international level.
An award in Tamil has been set up in his memory. This year the second non-fiction award is given in
honour of Kirubaharan Sinnadurai.
It is sponsored by Dr. Thushiyanthy and Dr.S.Sriharan.

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Eyl> V Vue 2009

jkpo; ,yf;fpaj; Njhl;lk;


Ta m i l L i t e r a r y G a r d e n

Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony 2009

The award ceremony is sponsored by


Mr. Manuel Jesudasan LL.B. of Manuel
Jesudasan & Associates, Barristers, Solicitors
& Notaries Public is from Sri Lanka. He,
Solicitor in England and Wales, and was
called to the Law Society of Upper Canada
in 1994. He is a general practitioner with
main interest in Criminal, Immigration, Real
Estate and Estate Law. Mr. Jesudasan was a
Senior State Counsel, Legal Advisor and
Chief Lands Officer in Seychelles. He has
published two books in Tamil , Thonnuru
NadkaLul and Vayathu Pathinaru and is

devoted to the promotion of Tamil on an


international basis.

Raja Mahendran B.Sc. Eng. (1983) a grad-

Realty Inc.) and a Property Development


company with a partner.

uate of Peradeniya University in Sri lanka,


has completed his P.Eng at University of
Toronto in 1986 and worked as a consultant
until 1993 and established a Tamil newspaper Vlambaram to meet the needs of the
people. In 2003 he started a
Real Estate Brokerage, ( HomeLife / GTA

Vyramuthu Sornalingam has been a


supporter of Tamil Literary Garden and its
activities since its inception. He is committed to the promotion of Tamil language, culture and music.

Monica Jesudasan Mrs. Jesudasan is a


Legal Secretary for the area of Real Estate
and assists the Associates as an interpreter
in Tamil.
Both Monica and Jesudasan have sponsored
the Tamil Literary Garden events regularly
from the very beginning.

Raja and his wife Sathyabama have


sponsored the events of Tamil Literary
Garden since its inception.

He conducts regularly Isaikku Ethu Ellai


music programmes that have become very
popular in Toronto. Mr. Sornlingam is a partner of Yarl Metal Fabrications Inc.

Mr. Gunaranjan and Mrs. Mano


Ranjan of Optimart are both committed
to promoting the development of literature in Tamil internationally. They sup-

Param Paramalingam is a Director of T.Choithram &


Sons LLC, Dubai, UAE and is a renowned entrepreneur
and philanthropist. He is committed to the promotion

port the activities of Tamil Literary


Garden and sponsor the annual awards
event.

of Tamil language and culture and has sponsored the


Tamil Literary Garden events yearly from the very
inception.

TamilOnline Foundation Inc. THENDRAL.


The mission of TamilOnline Foundation, Sunnyvale,
California, USA is to provide assistance to Tamil communities (individuals/organizations) to study, preserve
and advance Tamil language, education, sciences,

traditional arts and cultural heritage. They have


pledged support to the Tamil Literary Garden on an
annual basis. Our thanks to the Directors of the organization and especially to Thiru C.K.Venkatraman.

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Tamil Literary Garden

Advisory Board for Awards Panel


Mu. Ponnambalam
Writer - Sri Lanka
Theliwatte Joseph
Writer - Sri Lanka
Thamizhavan (Carlos Sabarimuthu)
Head, Department of Tamil, Dravidian University - India
V.N. Giritharan
Writer - Canada
R. Cheran
Assistant Professor, University of Windsor - Canada
A.R. Venkatachalapathy
Associate Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies - India
V. Arasu
Head, Department of Tamil, University of Madras - India
Aravindan
Writer - India
P.A. Krishnan
Writer - India
Ambai (Dr C. S. Lakshmi)
Writer - India
Syed Peer Mohammed
Writer - Malaysia
Sitralega Maunaguru
Professor, Department of Tamil, Batticaloa Eastern University - Sri Lanka
M.A. Nuhman
Head, Department of Tamil, University of Peradeniya - Sri Lanka
George L. Hart
Head, Department of Tamil, University of California at Berkeley - USA
Chelian
Poet - Canada
A. Muthukrishnan
Writer - India
Jayanthi Sankar
Writer - Singapore
P. Karunaharamoorthy
Writer - Germany
L.Murugapoopathy
Writer - Australia
P.Ahilan
Lecturer, University of Jaffna - Sri Lanka

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Tamil Literary Garden

DONORS
Chelva Kanaganayagam
Selvam Arulanandam
N.K.Mahalingam
A.Muttulingam
Kula Sellathurai
Dr Shan Shanmugavadivel
Ganesan Sugumar
P.Kayilasanathan
Thava Yogarajah
George Sakthivel
Tam Sivathasan
Ilaiyabharathy
Asan Buhari
Karu Kandiah
Kumar Ratnam
Yogi Tambiraja
Shyamohan Mailvaganam
Sumengale Mailvaganam
S.Bhrapakaran and Jyothi
Nanthini Thilleswaran
Mekala Rajendra
Gajan Yogaratnam
V.Ganeshanantham
Ramachandran Subramanian
P.Sriskanthan
Dr.M.Mahendran
Vive Rasiah
Jayanthi Shankar

SPONSORS
Dr. K.O.Pillai
Sura Memorial Fund Kalachuvadu Trust
Param Paramalingam
Vaithehi, Balamurugan and Apsara
Lalitha and Jayaraman
Dr. M.A.Sanjayan
Nandakumar Mailvaganam
Manuel Jesudasan
Rajanathan Rabendravarman
Raja Mahendran
Ranjith and Kumuthini Selva
V. Sorna Lingam
Dr. George L Hart
Dr.Thushiyanthy and Dr.S.Sriharan
Bahir Vivekanand
Gunaranjan and Mano Ranjan
Thendral - TamilOnline Foundation
Dr.Shankary Kanaganayagam

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Ta m i l L i t e r a r y G a r d e n

Lifetime Achievement Award - July 17, 2010


Programme

RECEPTION

5.30 - 6.15

PART 1
Welcome -Chairman

6.15 - 6.25

Introduction of Tamil Literary Garden

6.25 - 6.35

PART 2
Fiction Award
Non-Fiction Award
Non-Fiction Award
Poetry Award
Information Technology in Tamil Award
Student scholarship Award

6.35 - 6.40
6.40 - 6.45
6.45 - 6.50
6.50 - 6.55
6.55 - 7.00
7.00 - 7.10

PART 3
Introduction of Guest Speaker
Dr. Sascha Ebeling
Award
Vote of thanks

7.10 - 7.15
7.15 - 7.45
7.45 - 7.55
7.55 - 8.00

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