Tapasya Akkitham award for MT Vasudevan Nair
Kozhikode: The award instituted by the Tapasya Kala Sahithya Vedi in memory of eminent poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri will be awarded to MT Vasudevan Nair. The organisers of the award informed in a press conference that the first Akkitham award will be given to MT for his comprehensive contribution in the field of literature and culture.
The award, which carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, a plaque and a certificate, will be presented in Kozhikode on the occasion of Akkitham's death anniversary.
The committee comprising Srisailam Unnikrishnan, Asha Menon, P Narayana Kurup, P Balakrishnan, Dr Srisailam Unnikrishnan unanimously suggested the name of MT Vasudevan Nair. Tapasya General Secretary Anoop Kunnath, Vice President UP Santosh took part in the press conference.