Malappuram felicitates duo for contribution to Malayalam

The district administration and the District Information Office jointly honoured two literary figures from Malappuram district for their contributions to Malayalam language here on Wednesday.

Parathulli Raveendran, lyricist, and C.S. Panikkar, writer and editor, were honoured during the Malayalam Week celebrations. District Collector M.C. Mohandas presented them with shawls.

Mr. Mohandas praised them for their contributions to Malayalam language and culture. “A literary personality's life becomes blessed when society recognises his contributions and honours him for them,” he said.

Additional District Magistrate P. Abdurahman presided over the function. M.C. Venugopal, deputy collector, introduced the awardees.

M. Saraswati, deputy collector, led a choir that rendered a song honouring the Malayalam language.

P. Rajesh, an employee at the Collectorate, rendered a song penned by Parathulli Raveendran.

N. Jayaprakash, young poet working at the Collectorate, recited one of his poems.

Mr. Abdurahman gave away prizes to the winners of an essay competition conducted by the District Information Office as part of the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations.

V.K. Sundaran, deputy collector; V. Ramachandran, Huzoor Sirasthadar; and employees Mary Vithayathil, K.V.K. Khader, and Adatt Vasudevan spoke. V.P. Sulabha, district information officer, welcomed the gathering.

K. Sunil Raj, secretary of the Collectorate Recreation Committee, proposed a vote of thanks.