TN Govt Honour To ‘Thirukkural’ Anwar Batcha

Adding one more feather to his cap is Tamil Chemmal award for ‘Thirukkural’ Dr M G Anwar Batcha. The recognition comes for his devotion for popularising and promoting Thirukkural. Of the 38 Tamil scholars chosen for the award, Anwar Batcha is one among them.
Interestingly, he hogged the limelight for his novel concept of writing a couplet with its meaning on a black board daily at a shop near Gandhi Park in Coimbatore for well over forty years and won the hearts of Kovaiites while scores of his students admired his passion. Notably, the Tamil teacher became the talk of the town for his innovative initiative.
Like the proverbial -Man gives award and God gives reward, Anwar Batcha received recognition only after his retirement. ‘Almighty is great in bestowing me this honour’, is what he remarked. “I wouldn’t have come this far, but for my teachers Pulavar Rasiannan and Pulavar Arumugam (City Municipal High School at Variety Hall Road), who groomed me to be what I am now,” Anwar added.
Not just this, Anwar Batcha has to his credit awards like Kural Neri Chelvar, Thirukkural Thoothar, Thirukkural Vendar and Thirukkural Thondar besides writing a book on Thirukkural with English translation and yet another book titled Valluvar Manimozhigal and Valluvaridam Kettathum Kidaithathum.
Batcha is quite proficient in Urdu, Hindi, Malayalam and Telugu. Retired, but not tired to actively involve in literary organisations like Thirukkural Aaivu Kazhagam, Ulaga Kalaitamizh Mandram, Coimbatore World Thirukkural Centre and organisor of Kovai Islamiya Tamil Sangam. Anwar Batcha did his doctorate on ‘Samuga Nokkil Thirukkuralum, Thirukkuranum’.

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