KERALA

Chief Justice gives away award

KOTTAYAM: Chief Justice of India K. G. Balakrishnan on Tuesday gave away the Appan Thampuran Literary Prize 2009 to Joseph Mattom for his translation of God’s Pauper, the Greek work by Nikos Kazantzakis based on the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. Later, speaking at the seminar on ‘Spiritual Resources for Conflict Resolution’ held in connection with the award presentation function, the Chief Justice said the trials and tribulations in the life of Saint Francis could be the best solutions for today’s ills. Mathew Ulakomthara, Civic Chandran, Adoor Sub Collector K. G. Raju and others spoke on the occasion.—Staff Reporter

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