Congratulations to Santhosh. This kind of recognitions do motivate more people 
to contribute.






From: Wikimediaindia-l <> On Behalf 
Of Ramesh N G
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 12:05 PM
To: Discussion list on Indian language projects of Wikimedia. 
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Santhosh Thottingal wins the President's 
Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman for 2019


Wonderful... Congratulations to Santhosh..


On Thu, 15 Aug, 2019, 10:27 PM manoj k, < 
<> > wrote:

Santhosh Thottingal 
  has won the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman by the Hon. President of India 
 . 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 
 . 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 
 . He has contributed 
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.



Manoj Karingamadathil [[User:Manojk]]

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