THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Noted theatre personality Kavalam Narayana Panicker has been selected for this year’s Vallathol Prize of the Vallathol Sahithya Samithi. R. Ramachandran Nair, chairman of the Samithi, said on Wednesday that the award, which consisted of a purse of Rs.1,11,111 and a plaque, would be presented to him at a ‘Sahithya Sangamam’ to be held here on October 16. Mr. Nair, who headed the judging committee, hailed the changes ushered in by Mr. Panicker in the writing and presentation of plays. . — Special Correspondent