Jnanpith laureate Prathibha Ray inaugurated the 45th anniversary celebrations of the Current Books here on Friday.

Writer M. Mukundan then felicitated the Oriya writer.

A ‘ponnada’ or a ceremonial shawl was presented by Mr. Mukundan to Ms. Ray at the function held at the Sharada Krishnaiyer auditorium here.

Readers’ Forum

He then inaugurated the Current Books Readers’ Forum. The inauguration function was presided over by municipal chairperson Amina Maliyekkal.

Art critic K.K. Marar, and municipal councillor C.O.T. Naseer spoke on the occasion.