As deep-tech companies are gaining vitality the world over, Kerala is finding a prominent place by promoting an ecosystem where the state’s startups provide advanced solutions based on substantial scientific or engineering challenges.
Acclaimed Hollywood actor-producer Michael Douglas was conferred with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award
Vasanthan was a faculty at Sree Sankara College and Sree Sankaracharya Sanskrit University for 36 years. He was also an assistant editor at Kerala Bhasha Institute for a year.
'Penntholpaavakoothu' emerged victorious among over 850 submissions received in 13 different languages.
Dawar in Kashmir, Sarmoli in Uttarakhand, Reiek in Mizoram and Mandla in Madhya Pradesh also won the medal.
The award was handed over to directors, Susan Joe Philip, Assistant Producer, Onmanorama and Athira Madhav at a ceremony held at Mar Ivanios College on Thursday.
Akkattu T Biju of the IISc Bengaluru won the prize for his contribution to the field of chemical sciences.
The top three winners will receive the cash award of Rs 3 lakh, Rs 2 lakh, and Rs 1 lakh, respectively
The honour is for the research and invention of a water purification system Pradeep developed based on nanochemistry.
She has been awarded the prize for the French translation of her compilation of essays titled "Azadi" (2021).