Kozhikode, Dec 27 (UNI) Viva Kerala Soccer Club Chairman P Bhaskaran has been chosen for the maiden E C Bharatan Memorial Football award for his contribution to the field.
The award instituted by E C Bharatan Memorial Trust, carried a cash prize of Rs 15,000 and a citation, Trust Chairperson Prasilla Mascreneas told newspersons here today.
Kerala Forest Minister Benoy Viswom would present the award at a function here on January 13, he added.
Pravasi Bharati, a non-resident Indian outfit, also announced the names of 19 eminent personalities for its annual award.
Some of them were former Union Minister O Rajagopal, former Kerala Minister K Pankajakshan and Shobha Group Chairman PNC Menon.
The awards would be presented to them by the Union Minister of State for Law K Venkatapati at a function to celebrate the sixth 'Pravasi Bhrati (Kerala) Day' here on January 11.