This year's Sangeetha Poornashree Puraskaram, instituted by the Jayaprakash Sangeetha Parishad, will be awarded to eminent Carnatic vocalist G. N. Desikan. The award will be given away at the inaugural function of the 20th Sree Poornathrayeesa Sangeetolsavam to be held at the Poornathrayeesa Temple, Tripunithura, on March 5 at 9.30 a.m..This annual music festival is held as part of the Uthram Festival.Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi winners for the year, Prof. G. Seethalakshmi, Thrissur C. Narendran and Alappuzha Chandrasekharan, will also be honoured. This will be followed by the music festival, which will begin with a rendering of Pancharatna Keertanas in which noted musicians, teachers and students of RLV Music Academy and others will take part. The festival will continue till late evening. Some of the prominent artistes expected to participate in the festival are Padmabhushan T. N. Krishnan, P. Unnikrishnan, T. K. Govinda Rao, Trichy S. Ganesh, G. N. Desikan, M. K. Sankaran Namboodiri, Mavelikkara Velukutty Nair and others. The artistes will present krithis composed by Jayaprakash.