Thiruvananthapuram: The commemoration of the first meeting of the Board of Directors of Mathrubhumi and remembrance of M P Veerendra Kumar will be held on Saturday. The first-ever meeting of the directors was held exactly 100 years back, on May 28. It was in this meeting that was presided over by K P Kesava Menon that the first Managing Director K Madhavan Nair was appointed and the first shares of the company were transferred to publisher Kuroor Neelakandan Namboothiripaad.
M P Veerendra Kumar, who was the chairman and managing director of Mathrubhumi, passed away on May 28, 2020. Mathrubhumi will pay tribute to the great architects of this publishing house, who thought ahead of their times for a better future, on this day. The function will also concentrate on the various aspects of environment.
The function will be held at Uday Palace Convention Centre, Kowdiar in Thiruvananthapuram at 5 pm and will be inaugurated by Harivansh, Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. V Madhusoodanan Nair will deliver the commemorative speech on M P Veerendra Kumar. K N Balagopal will speak on ‘Developmental issues of Kerala and Environment’, Dr Vandana Shiva on ‘Development and Environment’ and M V Shreyams Kumar on ‘Mathrubhumi and Environment’.
The presidential address will be delivered by the Chairman and Managing Editor of Mathrubhumi, P V Chandran. The welcome speech will be delivered by Mayura M S, Director of Digital Business and Devika M S will deliver the Vote of Thanks.