Staff Reporter

KOLLAM: The Father Vadakkan-B. Wellington Smaraka Samithi will be inaugurated by Education Minister M.A. Baby at Kavanad Junction on Thursday. Mayor N. Padmalochanan will preside over the inaugural function. The prime aim of the Samithi will be social work. At the inaugural function, 100 students from economically backward families will be given education kits.

Those who have made valuable contributions to the cultural and social arena of Kollam will be honoured at the function. Five of them will be presented the Seva Ratna Award of the Samithi. They are Paul Cruz, Vinod Jacob, Anil Kumar, M.S. James and A. Yunus Kunju.