THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: M T Vasudevan Nair has bagged the first award constituted by Deshabhimani for those given to persons for their overall contributions in the field of social, cultural and literary sectors. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and a citation. The award is introduced from this year onwards as part of platinum jubilee of Deshabhimani, said its chief editor M V Govindan Master.
MT has been chosen for the award for his overall contributions in the field of literary and film fields. While presenting the award to him in February 2017, a MT Sahithyolsavam will be organized in Kozhikode. Special awards would be given to novel, collection of stories and poems as part of platinum jubilee celebrations.
Works from January 2015 to November 2016 would be considered for the award. Rs one lakh each would be given for literary awards. Application with three copies of the work should be sent to Deshabhimani Office before December 15.