Yuvarashmi Arts and Sports Club, Sachivothamapuram, Kottayam, has been adjudged as the winner of State award for youth organisations, instituted by the Kerala State Youth Welfare Board.
The State-level youth award for the individual who had contributed most by way of social service is for M.S. Shafi of Kaniyapuram in Thiruvananthapuram district.
Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs M. Vijayakumar announced the awards at a press conference here on Saturday.
The awards are for the performance of organisations and individuals in the year 2008.
The State award for organisations carry a cash prize of Rs.30,000 and that for individuals Rs.20,000, in addition to a certificate and plaque.
The Youth Welfare Board gives away awards at the district-level also to recognise youth organisations (Rs.20,000 each) and young individuals (Rs.10,000 each) actively involved social work and developmental initiatives.
The following is the list of organisations adjudged as the winners at the district level:
Muralidharan Nair Memorial Library and Arts and Sports Club, Manchavilakam, Thiruvananthapuram; Sauhruda Cultural Organisation, Vettikkavala, Kollam; Swaraj Youth Club, Adoor, Pathanamthitta; Sabarmathi Charitable Society, Mararikulam, Alappuzha; Yuvarashmi Arts and Sports Club, Kottayam; Jaihind Library and Arts and Sports Club, Thodupuzha, Idukki; Udayam Sannaddha Sangham, Paravur, Ernakulam; Arts of Kalaripparambu, Mathilakam, Thrissur; EMS Cultural Charitable Society, Parthala, Palakkad; Tharangam Kala Sahithya Samskarika Vedi, Parambil, Kozhikode; Manisha Kalakayika Vedi, Thenhippalam, Malappuram; Anjali Grandhasala and Arts and Sports Club, Nedumpala, Wayanad; Yuvarashmi Arts and Sports Club and Library, Pinarayi, Kannur, and Sreekumar Memorial Arts and Sports Club, Cheruvathur, Kasaragod.
The district level winners of individual awards are: Biju V.N., Manchakode, Thiruvananthapuram; Shylesh V., Kottanpalli, Kollam; K.G. Rajendran Nair, Kuravankuhi, Pathanamthitta; Sanjaynath S., Naduvattam, Alappuzha; Aneesh Benjamin, Muttambalam, Kottayam; Sunil Surendran, Kuppakkayam, Idukki; Abhijith C.S., Thiruvanankulam, Ernakulam; Sanoj C.P., Pazhayannur, Thrissur; M. Mujeeb Rehman, Chittilamcherri, Palakkad; K.C. Subhash, Perambra, Kozhikode; Yusef Ali Valiyora, Kuriyad, Malappuram; C.M. Sumesh, Muttil, Wayanad; Shaji P.M., Thalikkavu, Kannur, and Hamza B.H., Kumbala, Kasaragod.