Wonderful... Congratulations to Santhosh..

On Thu, 15 Aug, 2019, 10:27 PM manoj k, <manojkmohanme03...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Santhosh Thottingal
> <https://blog.smc.org.in/santhosh-thottingal-wins-the-presidents-maharshi-badrayan-vyas-samman-for-2019/thottingal.in>
> has won the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman by the Hon. President of India
> <https://www.mathrubhumi.com/news/india/maharshi-badrayan-vyas-samman-award-declared-1.4042922>.
> This is in recognition of his substantial contribution in the field of
> Malayalam language. The award, instituted in 2016, is given to the
> substantial contributions to languages such as Sanskrit, Persian, Arabi,
> Pali and Classical Oriya, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu, and
> Classical Malayalam. This is given to young scholars in the age group of
> 30 to 45 years
> <https://mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/advertisment/presidential_awards_en.pdf>.
> The Presidential award carries a certificate of honor, a memento and a
> one-time cash prize of Rs.1 lakh.
>
> Santhosh is one of the most active contributors of Swathanthra Malayalam
> Computing and a principal engineer in Wikipedia's language computing
> department. He has designed and released several algorithms and tools that
> serve computing needs in many Indian languages including Malayalam. He
> heads the maintenance of a dozen or so of the popular Malayalam fonts.
> Santhosh (along Kavya) designed two of these fonts, Chilanka and Manjari
> <https://www.mathrubhumi.com/technology/web/manjari-font-new-malayalam-font-laguage-technology-santhosh-thottingal-swathanthra-malayalam-com-malayalam-news-1.1224474>.
> He has contributed
> <https://internethealthreport.org/2018/building-a-multilingual-internet/>
> tools that serve a broad range of language computing needs - input tools,
> layout tools, fonts, font rendering, text to speech, translation,
> localization are just a few of these areas. He has also contributed and
> presented papers at several international conferences.
>
> Dr. Rajeev R. R from the e-governance and training department of ICFOSS
> has also been selected for this award along with Santhosh.
>
> We hope this award inspires Santhosh and Rajeev to push the boundaries of
> Language computing.
>
>
> https://blog.smc.org.in/santhosh-thottingal-wins-the-presidents-maharshi-badrayan-vyas-samman-for-2019/
>
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> Manoj Karingamadathil [[User:Manojk]]
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