Thoolika Lit Awards Presented on World Communicators’ Day

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

ERNAKULAM:  Celebrating the World Communicators Day on 31st October at Ernakulam Press Club, the Kerala chapter of PRCI, presented  the 3rd Thoolika Literary Awards.
Dr M C Dileep Kumar, former Vice Chancellor of Adi Sankara University,  Kalady, was the Chief Guest gave away the awards to noted novelist and short-story writer E P Sreekumar and Dr Mary Metilda, one of the top HRD and corporate trainers from the South. She was the former teacher and  Principal of Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam.
E.P.Sreekumar was awarded the best literature (fiction) for the collection of stories, “Adhvanavetta”, while Dr. Mary Metilda was bestowed with the best literature (composition) award for “Jeevitam Padippicha Vijaya  Mantrangal”. The winners were adjudged by a jury comprising of eminent Journalists cum Authors, Ravi Kuttikattu,  Leela Menon and Story Writer, Author Dr.K.A.Marydas.
Sreekumar said that though he had received many awards in the past, he considered  the Thoolika  Award as the most prestigious one because it was presented by a premier  organization which provides the foremost platform for PR and communications professional s with close to 30 chapters pan India.  He held the trophy close  to his heart as he concluded his speech thanking the organizers.
Dr Mary  was very emotional while delivering her thanks-giving speech. She said that she will definitely share the happiness with her students and advise them to be good communicators in life because life is all about communication, without which the world will be like an empty shell. She also said that she accepted the award with high gratitude and would cherish the same for the rest of her life.
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The jury chairman  Ravi Kuttikkad, a veteran journalist and noted writer, said that it was a great opportunity for him to be associated with a professional organization like PRCI and to  head the judging committee for selecting the winners of Thoolika award particularly while celebrating the World Communications Day.
Mr U S Kutty, chairman, presided over the meeting, Mr T Vinay Kumar Secretary welcomed the gathering and Mr P K Natesh, Treasurer offered vote of thanks.  The meeting was attended by more than 50 people including journalists and well wishers of PRCI.


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