She is the Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod. Here she narrates her festival experience to P.K. Ajith Kumar .
When I won the first prize in elocution in the 1969 festival in Kottayam, I realised an ambition. I had failed to win a prize at the previous festival in Thrissur. The topic given to us — there were 20 contestants — was world peace. .