Staff Reporter

PALAKKAD: Nila Sangamam, a water convention for creating awareness among the people of the need to protect the water resources of the State will be inaugurated at Pattambi, on the banks of the Bharathapuzha (Nila), on January 23 by Water Resources Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan.

Education Minister E.T. Mohammed Basheer will preside. Forests Minister A. Sujanapal will honour 16 persons for their contributions in the conservation of water in the district. They include T.N.N. Bhattathiripad, Indanur Gopi, Keraliyan, P.S. Panikkar, S. Shankar, P.K. Warrier among others.