Two litterateurs from the district will be honoured as part of the week-long celebrations to mark the Kerala Piravi day on November 1.
A.M. Sreedharan, who heads the Malayalam department of the Kannur University, and Kannada writer Kelu Master Agalpady will be felicitated at the celebrations organised by the District Public Relations Department and the Literacy Mission to acknowledge their contributions to enrich the languages, according to a release issued by the district administration here.
Dr. Sreedharan has been credited with enriching the language in various capacities as Dean of Language Department, chairman of the Postgraduate Board of Studies and also a member of the Research Committee and Academic Board of Studies member at the Madurai-Kamaraj University.
Dr. Sreedharan is also a member of the Kerala Folklore Academy executive committee, Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy, Mahakavi P. Memorial executive committee, Rashtrakavi Manjeshwaam Govinda Pai Memorial Trust and Folklore member of the Society of South Indian Languages. He is also regarded as the architect of the Byari language dictionary and has been actively doing research in the language for the past 10 years.
Kannada author Kelu Master Agalpady showcased his prowess through his writings on Yakshagana art form, more prevalent in Kannada-speaking localities in the district.
He was a teacher for 26 years at the V.V.A.L.P.school, Keerikode, and was a prominent figure in various art and cultural organisations in the district.
The two litterateurs will be honoured at the function scheduled to be held at the Collectorate conference hall. The programme will be inaugurated by N.A. Nellikkunnu, MLA. District Collector P. S. Muhammed Sagir will preside. P. B. Abdul Razak, K. Kunhiraman, E. Chandrasekharan, K. Kunhiraman, MLAs, will take part in the celebrations.
As part of week-long celebrations to mark Kerala Piravi day on November 1.