Swadeshabhimani Kesari award for T Venugopal

Kerala Government's first Swadeshabhimani - Kesari award (puraskaram) awarded to T Venugopal. The award was given by the cultural affairs and educational minister MA Baby. The award comprises of 1 lakh rupees. T Venugopal was the deputy editor of Mathrubhumi. Education minister in his speech has said the T Venugopal's contribution towards the advancement of journalism and in introducing new journalism culture is quite unique. Minister has also said that T Venugopal has helped in creating an association for journalists in kerala. Kerala's industrial minister was also present in the occasion. Industrial minister has told that society should recognize and encourage journalists in their brave efforts to being truth to the limelight. Minister has refereed to the efforts by journalists with regard to the recent endosulfan issue. Many other dignitaries from the field of journalism, kerala government and newspaper industry were present in the occasion.

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