KERALA

Awards presented at Kadavallur Anyonyam

Staff Reporter

Thrissur: Agriculture Minister Mullakkara Ratnakaran presented the Vachaspati Puraskaram to C.M. Neelakantan at the Kadavallur Anyonyam on Sunday.

Mr. Ratnakaran presented the Vedabandhu Puraskaram to Karuvattu Vasudevan Bhattathiripad.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Ratnakaran said promoting Sanskrit was the best way to preserve India’s traditions. Poet Akkitham presided.

P.V. Ramankutty delivered a lecture in memory of Punnassery Neelakanta Sarma. “Sarma fought caste divide. He initiated Dalits into the world of learning.”

Vedic scholars took part in the ‘Vachyartha Sadassu’ at 11.30 a.m.

Thripunithura Krishna Kumar presided.

Rajan Ennazhi, K.P. Sreedevi, N.K. Sundaraswaran, C.K. Jayanti, K.M. Sangamesan, T. Arya Devi, M. Renjini, K. Soumya, and K. Deepa took part.

The Kadavallur Anyonyam, a contest for Vedic scholars, will conclude on November 26.

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