K Venu Conferred Federal Bank Literary Award

Noted writer K Venu was conferred with Federal Bank Literary Award 2022 for his autobiography ‘Oranweshananthinte Katha.’ Venu received the award from Balagopal Chandrasekhar, Chairman and Independent Director of Federal Bank, at a special event held as part of the Kerala Literature Festival. Nandakumar V, Executive Vice President & Head – Branch Banking and Regi CV, Kozhikode Zonal Head, Federal Bank handed over the prize money. Writer M Mukundan presided over the function.

‘Oranweshananthinte Katha’ was chosen by the judging panel comprising writer and literary critic KC Narayanan, Sunil P Ilayidom and PK Rajashekharan. 10 works were shortlisted for the award. Judging panel member P K Rajashekaran commented that the essence of the book brought back the memory of the most intense political timeline in the modern history of Kerala.

This is the first-ever literary award constituted by the Federal Bank. The award was announced by Nandakumar V, Executive Vice President & Head – Branch Banking. Chairman Balagopal Chandrasekhar delivered the keynote address. “The literary community of Kerala has produced a rich literature over the years that makes us all proud. By constituting the award, Federal Bank aims to celebrate the diversity of contemporary literature and recognise writers for their cultural contributions,” he said.

Commenting on the occasion, Nandakumar V said that Federal Bank was going beyond intending to be the most admired bank with its focus on relationship banking and therefore would always be at the forefront of recognising and honouring talents in other fields. Mohandas T S, DVP and Regional Head of Kozhikode Region delivered the welcome speech and Josemon P David, DVP proposed vote of thanks.


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