CM Palaniswami says Kalaimamani award named after Jayalalithaa from next year
The government will present the Kalaimamani award after former CM J Jayalalithaa from next year. CM Palaniswami said they will be conferred on three artists who have been a good performance in their respective fields.
Chief Minister said, “The monthly financial aid has been hiked from Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000 for impoverished senior artists.”
Palaniswami said the government has been doing out 2,000 a month for 500 impoverished artists, due to that 14,063 members have been benefiting under the scheme of financial assistance.
Palaniswami said, “The government has been allocating funds to popularise Tamil Nadu’s art and literature across the country and abroad, to encourage young artists, and to revive and document literature.”
The government has selected the 201 people from 78 fields for the excellence award presence of in the year of 2011 and 2018. They have already announced in February the name of winning artists. Actor Vijay Sethupathi, Santhanam and Prabhu Deva and director Hari were among the artists conferred with the award.