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TAMIL NADU INSTITUTES LITERARY AWARD AFTER JAIN POET ILANGO ADIGAL

 



Seeking to honour scholars, whose works complement or spread the glory of Tamil epic 'Silappathikaram' of Ilango Adigal, a Jain prince-turned poet, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa has instituted an award in his name.

Expressing her satisfaction in State Assembly she said, "I am happy to announce a new award after Ilango Adigal's name, who gave the world famous Silappathikaram.Anyone writing in line with the Jain Prince or spread the glory of the ancient text of "Silappathikaram" would be eligible for this award.The recipient of this award would get a cash prize of Rs one lakh, a one sovereign gold medal and a citation on Tamil New Year day, celebrated in the Tamil month of Chithirai (April) every year."