MT Vasudevan Nair honoured with Kerala's highest civilian honour

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M T Vasudevan Nair was awarded the "Kerala Jyoti", the highest civilian honour in Kerala.

An Overview of the News

  • Actor Mammootty, former civil service officer T Madhava Menon, and writer Omcheri NN Pillai shared the second highest award "Kerala Prabha".

  • The Governor of Kerala, Arif Mohammad Khan presented the inaugural edition of the "Kerala Puraskarangal" awards.

About Kerala Puraskarangal Award

  • The Kerala Puraskarangal is a civilian award second only to the prestigious Padma Awards conferred by the Government of India.

  • The award is given to individuals who have made exceptional contributions in various fields such as literature, art, culture, science, social work and sports.

  • There are three categories of the award: Kerala Jyothi, Kerala Prabha and Kerala Shree, with Kerala Jyothi being the highest honour.

  • The objective of these awards is to recognize the contribution of outstanding individuals from Kerala and to inspire others to strive for excellence in their respective fields.

About Kerala

  • Kerala, also known as "God's Own Country", is a state located in the South-Western region of India.

  • It is known for its lush tropical landscape, palm-lined beaches, serene backwaters and rich cultural heritage.

  • It is bounded by the states of Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Arabian Sea to the west.

Official language - Malayalam

Capital – Thiruvananthapuram

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