THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A cultural department would be started under the social justice department to encourage physically handicapped artistes, said Minister M K Muneer. Kerala is not getting the support other artistes get in their states. Muneer said this while distributing the awards of state’s social welfare board given to women accomplished in various sectors.
Action will be taken to grant an amount of Rs 1.5 crore to construct a new building in social welfare board’s own land.
Board chairperson Dr Khamarunisa Anwar presided over the function. State women’s commission chairperson K C Rosakutty delivered the main speech. State women development corporation chief P Khadeeja, social justice department joint director Sudheendra Kumar spoke at the function. Welfare board member K S Suja welcomed the gathering and secretary S Padmakumar said the vote of thanks.
Dr Kumari Sukumaran, Mini K A, Beena Kannan, Mary Samuel, Lakshmi Bhaskar, Mallika Sivadas, Vandana V R accepted the awards.