Date:28/01/2004 URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2004/01/28/stories/2004012813580300.htm
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Kerala - Kochi

Call to promote regional history

By Our Staff Reporter

KOCHI, JAN. 27. Regional history should be promoted as it documents the events on rural places, K.N. Panicker, Vice- Chancellor of Sree Sankara University of Sanskrit, has said.

He was inaugurating the two-day celebrations to mark the 18th anniversary of Salafi Times at Mahakavi G. Auditorium here today. He also presented the `Sahrudaya' award to P. Soopy for his collection of memoirs on his native village, `Ormakalile Kuttyadi'.

The former judge of the Kerala High Court, P.K. Shamsudeen, presided. The president of the Samastha Kerala Sahitya Parishad, M. Achyuthan, released the Salafi Times anniversary edition. The director of Niche of Truth, M.M. Akbar, delivered the keynote address on `Religion and renaissance' and N.K.A. Lateef, chief editor of Salafi Times, spoke.

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