About Us

Activities of the Trust

Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust was established by Late Padmabhushan K.Sreenivasan in the year 1981 for the promotion of art and literature in India in general and in Coimbatore in particular. In order to fulfill these objectives, the Trust has undertaken the following activities:

Promotion of Literature

A biannual cash prize has been instituted, to be known as Thirumathi Rangammal Prize named after the mother of the Founder Trustee. It is awarded for the best Tamil novel published in India. An unusual feature of this Award is that the prize is shared between the author and the publisher. We had the pleasure of witnessing Thirumathi Rangammal present the prize for the first year in 1983, on her hundredth birthday. The following prizes have so far been awarded:

Year Book Name Author Publisher Prize Amount(Rs)
1983 Nambikkaikal Ra.Su.Nallaperumal Kalaimagal Kariyalayam 10000
1985 Paalangal Sivasankari Vanathi 10000
1987 Sembiyar Thilagam G.A.Vadivelu Samudhayam Prasuralayam 10000
1989 Yesuvin Thozharkal Indra Parthasarathy Tamil Puthagalayam 10000
1991 Mahanadhi Prapanjan Pooncholai Pathipagam 10000
1993 Eeram Kasintha Nilam C.R.Ravindran Thaagam 10000
1995 1. Sadhuranga Kudhiraikal Nanjil Nadan Vijaya Pathipagam 10000
2. Oru Nadhi Odi Kondirukkirathu V.Sabanayagam Maniyam Pathipagam 10000
1997 Chinna Chinna Mutrangal Mohanan Tamil Puthagalayam 10000
1999 Nalla Nilam Pavai Chandran Uma Pathipagam 15000
2001 Pinakalin Mukangal Subrabharathi Manian Kanavu Pathipagam 15000
2005 Pogira Vazhi Muhilai Rasapandian Kovan Pathipagam 15000
2007 Ilai Uthir Kaalam Neela Padmanabhan Vanathi 20000
2009 Marakkal Solai Sundaraperumal Bharathi Puthagalayam 20000
2011 Vettupuli Tamilmaghan Uyirmai Pathipagam 25000
2013 Aalantaappatci Perumalmurugan Kalachuvadu Pathipagam 25000
2015 Sangavai I.J.Jeyashanthi Virutcham Pathipagam 37500

In order to popularise the great classics of Tamil in other languages, a verse translation of Tirukkural in English was published by the Trust. A verse translation of Sundara Kandam of Kamba Ramayanam was published and it was released at the Kamban festival in Madras. These books were translated by Sri Kasthuri Sreenivasan and the publications are low priced so as to reach a large number of interested people.

Promotion of Art

The Trust has been actively functioning for the purposes for which it was founded. The Trust has been frequently conducting painting competitions, workshops for students and public free of cost. The Trust also conducts painting exhibitions, providing cost free exhibition halls and publicity to the concerned artists. So far 159 exhibitions have been held from the year 2003 to March 2017 under various banners.

The Trust has instituted annual awards in the year 2008 to students studying fine art subjects known as MRS.BARBARA SREENIVASAN MEMORIAL AWARDS FOR FINE ARTS.