Kozhikode: Vagbhatananda Award and first Paleri Kanaaran Master Award of Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society was awarded to Sri. T Padmanabhan and respectively. The Award includes Rs. One lakh and one Rupees, Citation and Shield. The award was presented by the Chief Minister Pinaraayi Vijayan at Kozhikode. Minister for Labour Excise, T.P Ramakrishnan presided over the Function.
Vagbhatananda Award, in remembrance of the social thoughts and beliefs of Guru Vagbhatananda. Paleri Kanaaran Master Award is for the Social Commitment and contribution. The award committee chaired by Prabhavarma along with Smt. Parvathy and Alankode Leelakrishanan selected T. Padmanabhan for Vagbhatananda Award. The Award committee of the first Paleri Kanaaran Master included, Dr. M K Jayaraj as the Chairman, Rev. Fr. Roy Vadakkel and Dr. V Kunjahmmedkutty.
T. Padmanabhan is an acclaimed short story writer of Malayalam Literature, a laureate of many awards. Dr. Ramakrishnan Palaat is the person founder director of Prasanthi Special School, one of the best special schools in the state.