Governor presents Krishibhumi Award; invites winners to Raj Bhavan
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.
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.
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.