Wipro Chairman Azim Premji, Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh Ahaluwalia, former diplomat Brajesh Mishra and Telugu thespian A. Nageshwara Rao were on Tuesday chosen for the country’s second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, this year.
Following people related to Kerala are being recognized with these awards:
Padma Vibhushan: O.N.V. Kurup
Padma Bhushan: Infosys executive Kris Gopalakrishnan, Kathakali artist Madavur Vasudevan Nair, SP Balasubramaniam
Padmasri: Usha Uthup, Shaji N. Karun, Jayaram (A number of Keralites also received awards for medicine and finearts. See details in the attached list.)
Here is the complete listPadma Vibhushan
Semi classical dance performed by Krishnapriya Hari, Anjali Santhosh, Jhanvi Gireesh & Swetha Alachi at Maithry New Year 2011 Choreography - Reshmi Hari
Song "Karuppinazhaku" by Adithi & Gayathri (Maithry New Year 2011)
M G Sasi's latest movie 'Janaki' was selected to this year's California Independent Film Festival, and will be screened on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 12 PM. The movie, produced by Prakash Bare for Silicon Media, has Thampi Antony in the lead role. "Janaki" tells the story of eleven year old Janaki, a girl from the street who is taken care of by Sekharan mash, a senior teacher in the village. Baby Krishna appears as Janaki. This movie was shown at last year's International Film Festival of Kerala(IFFK)and received acclaim.
Article published in Malayala Manorama regarding the film's screening at CAIFF:
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Here is a very cute and energetic dance from the little Maithry dancers!