The Asan Literary and Cultural Academy has decided to confer the ALCA Cultural Award on sculptor A.V. Janardhanan.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, artist B.D. Dethan said the award was instituted on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the academy for honouring the individuals who excelled in the fields of art and culture. The award comprising a purse of Rs.25,000, a certificate and a memento would be presented during the academy’s anniversary celebrations scheduled for the second week of January.