Jaya Bakti Publishing House, renowned as Asia’s largest Tamil publication, was bestowed with the prestigious title of “Tamil Ilakkiya Marabu Kaavalar” which is for preserving the Tamil Literary Heritage, during the Chennai International Book Fair at the Chennai World Trade Center. This honorary award was presented on behalf of the Tamil Nadu Department of Education and Public Library, recognizing Jaya Bakti publication’s exceptional contribution to preserving and promoting Tamil literary heritage.
Jaya Bakti Publishing House is widely recognized as a prominent Tamil publication, boasting a distinguished legacy and a steadfast commitment to the cultivation of Tamil literature. It has firmly established itself as a cornerstone in the literary landscape, garnering acclaim for its pivotal role in nurturing and preserving the cultural heritage embedded within the Tamil language. The publishing house boasts an extensive collection encompassing academic works, novels, literature, poetry, Hindu religious texts, scientific publications, and philosophical treatises, showcasing a diverse array of genres that contribute to its illustrious collections.
The award signifies the profound influence Jaya Bakti Publication has had on literature, particularly in the context of the Malaysian Tamil community. Through its dedicated efforts, the company has become a key player in fostering the appreciation and dissemination of Tamil literary works. Jaya Bakti stands out as a distinguished book seller specializing in Tamil literature within Malaysia. Beyond being a mere publisher, Jaya Bakti is recognized for its commitment to serving as a cultural conduit, connecting the Malaysian audience with the richness of Tamil literature.
The award bestowed upon Jaya Bakti Publication was a notable acknowledgment presented during a formal ceremony. This recognition was granted for the publication’s substantial contributions to the development and promotion of the Tamil language within the Malaysian context, further compounded by its longstanding commitment to this cause.
At the ceremony, the prestigious award was personally received by the Chairman of Jaya Bakti Company, Datuk Dr. Selvaraju. His individual acceptance of the award symbolizes not only the company’s collective achievements but also his personal dedication and leadership in steering Jaya Bakti towards excellence in the service of Tamil language development in Malaysia. This serves as an acknowledgment from the literary community, expressing appreciation for Jaya Bakti’s unwavering dedication to the realm of Tamil literature.
Established in 1976, Jaya Bakti has been a stalwart presence in the literary landscape for several decades. In a momentous recognition of its enduring commitment to excellence, the renowned institution was honored with the Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Global Leadership Award by the Indian Institute of Economic Studies in 2019.
Meanwhile, Datuk Dr. Selvaraju, the owner of Jaya Bakti Publication, remarked that the award presented to Kuil Jaya Bakti Publication by the Government of Tamil Nadu is a profound recognition. Dr. Selvaraju emphasized the importance of such recognition in bolstering the institution’s commitment to the preservation and promotion of the Tamil language and its rich literary heritage.
The award not only stands as a testament to Jaya Bakti’s pivotal role in the literary landscape but also reinforces its dedication to advancing Tamil literature both locally and internationally. This recognition from the Government of Tamil Nadu serves as a milestone, inspiring continued excellence in the pursuit of nurturing and safeguarding the cultural and literary legacy embedded within the Tamil language.
Source: Nambikkai Seithigal