Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: The Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala has invited entries for the 42nd All-India Ayurvedic Essay Competition for the Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier Prizes for the year 2009.

Entries to the competition, which is aimed at promoting researches in Ayurveda, can be sent in English, Malayalam or Sanskrit. A cash award of Rs.25,000 and Rs.15,000 will be given to the entries adjudged first and second, respectively. The topic for this year’s competition is ‘Scleroderma.’ The last date for the receipt of entries is August 31. For details, log on to