PV Sami Memorial Award for Mammootty
Kozhikode: Actor Mammootty has been chosen for PV Sami Memorial Industries and Socio-Cultural Award 2019, instituted in memory of freedom fighter and noted industrialist PV Sami, founder of KTC group. The actor was selected for the award by the jury consisting of Mathrubhumi Managing Director M P Veerendra Kumar MP, Dr C K Ramachandran and film director Sathyan Anthikad. The award will be presented at a function to be held at Kozhikode Tagore Centenary Hall on September 1 by noted writer M T Vasudevan Nair, said P V Sami Memorial Trust trustee P V Gangadharan.
Mammootty, the winner of national award for best actor thrice, was conferred with Padma Shri in 1998. He is also the chairman of Malayalam Communications. A patron of Pain and Palliative Care Society, the actor is also the ambassador of Street India, a social initiative to end child begging and an active member of many environment protection initiatives including ‘My Tree Challenge’, an activity involving planting a sapling and challenging others to do so.
The memorial meeting at 9 am on September 1 will be inaugurated by E T Muhammad Basheer MP. DCC President T Siddique, former Mayor O Rajagopal, KUWJ State President Kamal Varadoor, I P Pushparaj, KPCC General Secretary P M Suresh Babu, M Rajan will attend the function.
A seminar on ‘Is India investment-friendly?’ will be presented by Joseph C Mathew, former IT advisor to Chief Minister at 10 am. BJP State General Secretary M T Ramesh, CPM State General Secretary C P John, Dr Jaikish Jayaraj and Adv. M Shaheer Singh will speak at the occasion.
The award presenting ceremony at 12 pm will be inaugurated by Health Minister K K Shailaja. The function will be presided over by M P Veerendra Kumar MP. M T Vasudevan nair will present the award. Vayalar Ravi MP will speak at the occasion.
Mathrubhumi Joint Managing Editor P V Nidhish will introduce the awardee. K Muraleedharan MP will present the shawl and M K Raghavan MP will present the citation. P V Gangadharan will garland the actor while Sathyan Anthikad will present the bouquet. Mini Rajesh will read out the citation.
A Pradeep Kumar MLA, Collector Sambasiva Rao, Malabar Chamber President Shyamsundar Eradi, P K Group Chairman P K Ahammad, P V Sami Memorial Trust Chairman P V Chandran, Dr T K Jayaraj will speak at the occasion.