The Vayalar Award is given for the best literary work in Malayalam. The award was instituted in 1977 by the Vayalar Ramavarma Memorial Trust in memory of the poet and lyricist Vayalar Ramavarma (1928-1975).
A sum of Rs.1,00,000/-, a silver plate and certificate constitutes the award. It is presented each year on October 27, the death anniversary of Vayalar.
Winner 2015 Subhash Chandran Manushyanu Oru Aamukham
The Kuttanad region is broadly classified into three divisions:
Lower Kuttanad comprises taluks of Ambalapuzha taluk, Kuttanad (excluding Edathua, Thalavady and Muttar, and the northern half of Karthikapally taluk in Alappuzha district).
Upper Kuttanad comprises Veeyapuram village in Karthikapally taluk, Edathua,Thalavady, Kidangara and Muttar in Kuttanad taluk; Chennithala village in Mavelikkara Taluk, Mannar, Kuruttissery, Budhanur, Ennakkad villages in Chengannur taluk of Alappuzha district; and Parumala, Kadapra, Niranam, Pulikeezhu, Peringara,Chathenkeri, Nedumpuram, villages of Thiruvalla taluk in Pathanamthitta district.
North Kuttanad comprises Vaikom taluk, western parts of Kottayam taluk, and western parts of Changanacherry taluk in Kottayam district.
It is noted for its farming below sea level (about 4 to 10 feet). Four major rivers in Kerala viz. Pampa, Meenachil, Achankovil and Manimala flow into the region. Home | Kerala Houseboats | Content partner:
He has penned about 2300 songs for over 238 malayalam films. Has also wrote drama songs for the famous drama company K P A C.
He is considered a legend in the field of malayalam film song writing in Kerala.
He has produced a number of hit songs with music directors like Devarajan (with whom he has a world record for associating with a music director in 134 films),.
Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai, (1912-1999) was a novelist and short story writer in Malayalam.
Has written about 35 novels and 600 short stories. He is popularly known as Thakazhi, after his place of birth. married to katha, who has had a great influence on his writing.
His famous works are Chemeen and Kayar. He won the highest literary award instituted by the Indian goverment, the Gyanpith. His screenplay for chemeen won him the presidents gold medal.
Chemmeen was translated into 27 odd Indian and foreign languages, and went to many reprints. Chemmeen was translated into 12 foreign languages under the auspices of Unesco, and sold millions of copies in the United States, England, Russia, France and many European countries.
His magnum opus Kayar (Yarn) was also a best seller.
Unesco has translated a number of his works into different languages
Mannar is an major business town mid way between Mavelikara and Tiruvalla , in Alappuzha District of Kerala state, India , on State highway 6.
It is situated on the banks of the Pampa River .
Mannar is situated at only 10 km from Chengannur , Thiruvalla, Haripad and Mavelikara. Mannar is connected via 4 railway stations (Chengannur, Thiruvalla, Harippad and Mavelikara) at a distance of 10 km each on four sides.
harvest of ‘puncha ’ ,paddy crop at the paddy fields of the Chithira kayal (lake) will be done on 15th march 2015. It was after a gap of two decades that paddy cultivation was resumed in the region four months ago.
Chithira Lake paddy fields are situated in Kainakary in alappuzha district kerala.
Rani Lake fields are adjacent to this field. Partner website: www.alappuzhaonline.com
Sankaramangalam the house where thakazhi lived which is situated 22 km from Alappuzha has been converted to a museum-cum-memorial hall dedicated to the memory of the late Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai (1912-1999), the famous writer who won the Jnanpeeth award in 1984, and whose writings include 35 novels and 600 short stories.
. The takazhi smaraka samithi looks after the affairs of the museum. The museum is open from 0930 - 1630 hrs except on Mondays and national holidays
Awards for vegetable farming under vegetable cultivation scheme of the Agriculture Department alappuzha district
Sujith S.P. of Mayithara Market, Cherthala, best vegetable farmer in alappuzha district.
M.A.M. Lower Primary School in Panavally best school for vegetable cultivation.
K.K. Prathapan of Government DVHSS, Charamangalam, best teacher
Pushpa of Government J.B.S., Venmony best headmaster.
K.H. Neelakanta Iyer, a class 8 student of Nair Samajam Higher Secondary School, Mannar, was adjudged the best student for establishing a vegetable farm in his home.
Haritha Leader Cluster of Kattukada, Cherthala, has been selected for the best cluster award.
The Government J.B.S., Venmony, best in governmental establishments
S.N. Trust Higher Secondary School, Cheriyanad best in non-governmental establishments.
Suja George of Chengannur has been selected as the best agriculture assistant director.
Cartoonist Shankar Memorial National Cartoon Museum and Art Gallery would be developed to encourage the active involvement of artists and art connoisseurs..
Sculptures prepared by noted sculptors Ajayan V. Kattunkal,
C.S. Biju, A. Guruprasad, V.K. Jayan, M.K. Johnson, V.J. Robert, Rajan
Ariyalloor, Rajesh K.R., V. Satheesan and Subhash Vishwanathan have been installed in the premises of the museum.
27 the Kerala Science Congress at Camelot Convention Centre alappuzha. From January 27th to January 29.2015.
As many as 1,200 delegates are expected to attend the event, apart from
200 selected science students from Alappuzha and invited scientists and
six memorial lectures would be conducted in honour of science
personalities including G.N. Ramachandran, P.R. Pisharoty, E.K. Janaki
Ammal, P.K. Gopala Krishnan, P.T. Bhaskara Panickar, and P.K. Iyengar.
Dr. S. Vasudev Award was presented to Lissymol P.P., Scientist D, Sree
Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology,
Thiruvananthapuram. The award, which consists of a cash prize of
Rs.50,000 and a certificate, was given away for her research work on
‘Development of smart dental composites consist of calcium containing
resins and fillers.’
Coir Kerala expo 2015 : It is a 5 day coir expo held at EMS stadium alappuzha.
The event is being organised by the Department of Coir Development in association with the Ministry of Industries and Commerce, and the National Coir Research and Management Institute (NCRMI).
The five-day event, aimed at showcasing coir and allied natural fibre
products from across the country, will feature an international
exhibition targeted at exports of coir products. A national pavilion for
sale of products, a buyer-seller meet, seminars led by subject experts,
competitions for coir workers and cultural programmes.
Coir Kerala has emerged as a platform for the coir industry to find new markets in the world.