KOZHIKODE: R. Surendran, who won the ‘Sauharda Samman’ of the Uttar Pradesh government was given a reception here recently. The meeting, organised by the District Sarvodaya Mandalam, also commended the gesture by Dr. Surendran, a Hindi professor at Calicut University, in handing over the Rs.1 lakh he got as prize money to his colleagues at the university who were not getting their salaries. M.G.S. Narayanan, historian, inaugurated the function. T.Balakrishnan, Mandalam district president, presided. — Staff Reporter

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