August 22, 2008

In what turned to be a trend-setting move, the first ever literary competition organized by an online channel concluded with the presentation of prizes for winners of the “JAIHOON.TV Literary Award’. Based on the topic, “Religion & Spirituality in Era of Globalization”, the competition had entries from various corners of Kerala. The topic was chosen in the wake of the recent controversial incidents which rocked Kerala’s socio-religious landscape.

The winners were selected by a panel led by KP Kunhimoosa, Calicut-based senior journalist and writer.

While Zainul Abideen K of Darul Huda, Chemmad bagged the first prize, the second place went to Mohammed Hashir KP, Malik Deenar Islamic Academy, Thalangara, Kasaragod and KK Saleem Pazhayannoor of Daraunnajath Islmic Complex Vallapuzha settled with the third position.

The cash prize was distributed by Sayyid Munawwarali Shihab Thangal at his Kodappanakkal residence in Panakkad. He also gave a short speech at the function. Also present at the ceremony were JAIHOON.TV team members Mahmood Panangangara, Abdul Haseeb and Ajeeb. The event was coordinated by C.Abdur Rahman Pattambi.

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