The award was instituted in the name of Shaji Alex - a former reporter of Surya TV. He died in a road mishap at Adoor a few months ago.

Ajeesh Muraleedharan, a reporter with the Malayala Manorama, has been selected for the first Young Journalist Award instituted by the State Youth Welfare Board district unit in Pathanamthitta. The award was instituted in the name of Shaji Alex - a former reporter of Surya TV. He died in a road mishap at Adoor a few months ago.

Devaswom Minister, Kadannappally Ramachandran, will present the award to Mr Muraleedharan at a function to be held in connection with the Youth Day celebrations at Pathanamthitta Town Hall on January 12.

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