Speaker G. Karthikeyan presented the Jnanappana Puraskaram, instituted by the Guruvayur Devaswom, to poet Chovallur Krishnankutty at Guruvayur on Friday, Poonthanam Day.
Addressing the function, the Speaker said that Jnanappana was a classic that revealed the mysteries of life. “It has the secrets of life in a nutshell,” he added.
The award carries a purse of Rs. 25,000 and a citation. It was decided by a committee comprising P. V. Krishnan Nair, Payipra Radhakrishnan and G. Madhusoodanan Pillai. Guruvayur Devaswom chairman T. V. Chandramohan also spoke.
Earlier, poet Akkitham inaugurated a Kavi Sammelan. Those who took part in it included M. D. Rajendran, M. N. Paloor, Chovallur Krishnankutty, Radhakrishnan Kakkassery, P. I. Sankaranayanan, Kadampuzha Achuthan Kutty, Sudarsanan Karthikaparambil, Unni Chazhiyattiri, Chandramohanan Kumbalangad, P. Usha, Girija P. Pathekkara, Madhavi Menon and Radhamani Ankalathu.