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Author: rsiddharth <s@ricketyspace.net>
Date:   Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:50:30 -0400

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diff --git a/md/news/thottingal.md b/md/news/thottingal.md @@ -0,0 +1,41 @@ +<!-- pubdate: 20190912 --> + +# Santhosh Thottingal is awarded the President's Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman for 2019 + +Santhosh Thottingal, a software freedom activist, has been awarded the +Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman by the Hon. President of India for his +substantial contribution in the field of Malayalam language. FSF India +congratulates Santhosh for this recognition and his several years of +dedicated effort to create free software solutions for Indic +Computing. + +The award, introduced 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, that includes a certificate of honor, a memento and a +one-time cash prize of Rs.1 lakh. + +Santhosh has been one of the most active contributors of Swathanthra +Malayalam Computing and a principal engineer in Wikipedia's language +computing department. He has developed and released several algorithms +and tools that serve computing needs in many Indian languages +including Malayalam. He heads the maintenance of around dozen popular +Malayalam fonts. Santhosh (along Kavya) designed two 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 some of +them. 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, budding contributors +to push boundaries of Malayalam language computing. + +--- + +Orginially published at [blog.smc.org.in][smc]. + +[smc]: https://blog.smc.org.in/santhosh-thottingal-wins-the-presidents-maharshi-badrayan-vyas-samman-for-2019/ diff --git a/static/index.html b/static/index.html @@ -113,6 +113,11 @@ </header> <ul class="news-items"> <li> + <p><span class="tag is-white">Sep 12, 2019</span> + <a href="/news/thottingal">Santhosh Thottingal is awarded the President's Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman for 2019</a> + </p> + </li> + <li> <p><span class="tag is-white">Jul 28, 2019</span> <a href="/news/mh-schools-floss/">IT syllabus of class XI in Maharshtra now includes FLOSS</a> </p>