CHENNAI: It was a memorable occasion for Tamil lovers who were happy to witness the classical language once again to the fore in the honouring of a Tamil scholar. Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan, a noted Tamil Scholar was honoured with the "Kalai Mamani Award' on Sunday for his yeoman service for the promotion of Tamil language and literature. Chief Minister M.Karunanithi presented the award, comprising Gold Medal and citation, to Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan at Valluvar Kottam on Sunday. Writers Jayakanthan and Rani Mainthan, music composer Illayaraja, veteran Actress Saroja Devi and others were also honoured with Tamilnadu Government Awards. Talking to pressmen, Prof.S. Sathiyaseelan opined that such recognition by Government of Tamilnadu would prove to be a boon for the entire literary community. It would help in attracting more people, particularly the youngsters, towards the literary field. He also appreciated Chief Minister M. Karunanithi for his services to Tamil language and its culture and community. He also added that Tamil Culture a “way of life”, a pattern gracious living that has been formed during the centuries of Tamil of history. He added that he dedicates this award for those eminent personalities those served Tamil over the years. Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan is the exemplary orator in Tamil and English and an eminent moderator of Patti Mandrams, author of several literary books; served as Principal of Urumu Dhanalakshimi College, Trichy and double time syndicate member of Bharathidassan University.
Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan had been awarded with Dr.Malcolm S.Adi Seshiah Centenary Award with a purse of Rs.50,000 and a citation for his contribution in the field of Education by Tamilnadu Board of Continuing Education for the year 2010. Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan is currently serving as the Chairperson of Muthamil Kalai Panpattu Maiyam, Trichy and he was recently honoured with a purse and title of 'Ulaga Tamizh Maamani'. He is the President of Trichy Kamban Kalagam. Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan serves as the senior member of District Welfare Committee and Chairman of outstanding Tamil Books selection Board of the District Welfare Committee. The members of Muthamil Kalai Panpattu Maiyam and District Welfare committee, Trichy District Writers Association, members of Trichirappalli District Press club and several other Tamil scholars, writers, educationists, honoured him with Ponnadai and congratulated him for bagging this prestigious award. The President of SOuth Zone BOard of CoNtinuing Education (OZONE), Dr.K.Govindaraju, Journalist Shanawas Khan, and Writer Jawahar Arumugam conveyed their greetings to this senior great Tamil scholar.
Muthamil Kalai Panpattu Maiyam and OZONE proposes to felicitate Prof.So.Sathiyaseelan in Trichy on 20th February for his achievements for benefit of Tamil Community of the World- Etram News Service