“Maveli naadu vaneedum kaalam…” Legend has it that there was no treachery and no lies in Mahabali’s kingdom. It sounds utopian. Yet, there are some among us who follow the rules and do their bit to make this a ‘Maveli naadu’.

The hospitality committee for the Onam celebrations in the district is on a mission to find such people and honour them on this Onam. The committee, as part of ensuring public participation in the Onam celebrations, has decided to give awards to individuals and institutions for excelling in the respective fields. The awards will be given away on September 18, the last day of the celebrations.