Kudumbasree workers honoured

Thiruvananthapuram: Kudumbasree workers involved in garbage collection were given cash prizes and gifts at a function organised by `Karma,' a newly formed socio-cultural organisation, here on Friday. Mayor C. Jayan Babu inaugurated `Karma' and handed over the gifts to the Kudumbasree workers and inmates of the Ananda Nilayam orphanage. Karma president K. Mahadevan said the organisation would strive to lend a helping hand to the people from the lower strata of society. The patron of Matha Vanitha Charitable Society was honoured with a shawl for providing noon meals to destitute patients of Ward No. 9 at General Hospital for the last seven years. Special Correspondent

Vacation classes

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The second phase of vacation classes in drawing and painting for school and college students organised by Chitrakalamandalam will begin at Kaithamukku on Tuesday. Noted artists will lead the class. For details, contact phone: 2471311/2472496. Staff Reporter

Yoga course

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The yoga and meditation training course organised by the Kerala Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi will begin at Gandhi Bhavan, Thycaud, on May 6. The classes will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sundays. For details, contact ph: 9447015635/2321786. Staff Reporter

Awards presented

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The P.T. Bhaskara Panicker awards were given away by Padma Bhushan M.V. Pylee, chairman, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, at a function held in the city. R. Ramachandran Nair, former chief secretary, presided over the function. Staff Reporter

Man attacked

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Silvanos, 75, a resident of Paudikkonam in Gandhi Nagar, was admitted to the Medical College Hospital with injuries after he was allegedly attacked by some miscreants near his house on Sunday evening. According to the police Silvanos was hacked by the miscreants after he refused to part with the money demanded by them. His wife Ratnadeepam, 61, also sustained injuries in the attack. Staff Reporter

Summer camp

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness will conduct a week-long summer camp for children from Monday.

Children from class V to XII are eligible to attend the camp. For registration, contact ph: 9388916108/9388951826. Staff Reporter