Thiruvananthapuram: In a special gesture, Governor P Sathasivam invited the Mathrubhumi-Krishibhumi Award winners to Raj Bhavan on the Independence Day.

The invitation was extended when the Governor presented the award to siblings from Kannur – K M Rajan and K M Damodaran – at a function held here on Thursday. The award carries Rs 1 lakh, a citation and a memento.

In his inaugural address, Governor said that he is a regular viewer of the Krishibhumi and lauded the efforts of Mathrubhumi in promoting agriculture.

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Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar addressing the gathering / Photo: S Sreekesh

 

Sathasivam also shared his experience in farming and narrated tales from his life to highlight the need to promote agriculture.

Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar stressed on the need for the state to regain its past farming glory. 

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Mathrubhumi Managing Editor P V Chandran delivering a speech / S Sreekesh 

 

The other five contestants, who reached the final round, also attended the function.

Mathrubhumi Managing Editor P V Chandran, Haritha Keralam Mission vice-chairperson T N Seema, who was also a member of judging panel, and Kerala Agricultural University Dean Dr. A Anil Kumar also spoke.