Thiruvananthapuram: Minister for Culture M.A. Baby will present this year’s Vallathol Award, instituted by the Vallathol Sahithya Samithi, to social critic Sukumar Azhikode on Tuesday at the Vallathol Sahiteeyolsavam to be held here. The award carries a purse of Rs.1,11,111 and citation. The Vallathol Sahithya Sammelan will be inaugurated by G. Karthikeyan, MLA, on Wednesday. M.K. Ramachandran Nair, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kerala, will preside. Prizes will be distributed to the winners of the Vallathol poetry recitation contest.

A ‘Kavi Sammelan’ (poets’ meet) will be held on Thursday. The valedictory function will be inaugurated by poet Kadammanitta Ramakrishnan.

— Staff Reporter