Eminent journalist and critic, CP Sreedharan, was commemorated on his 17th death anniversary at various functions held here on Wednesday. Cultural Affairs Minister KC Joesph, while inaugurating a function, remembered Sreedharan as a journalist who did not dilute his ideology.
The authenticity in his stand made his editorials in Veekshanam daily a model to be emulated, said the Minister.
His role as the president of the Kerala Sahithya Pravarthaka Sahakarana Sangham was also commendable, said the Minister. His bold stand was revered by all, he said.
Dominic Presentation MLA also spoke at the function, presided over by TK Sundar Menon. C P Sreedharan Foundation organised a symposium on ‘Kerala and it’s cultural diversity’ at Ernakulam Town Hall. It was followed by folk art performances. Writer Sippy Pallippuram who inaugurated the function, spoke on the need of preserving local languages and folk art forms. He also stressed on the significant role played by youth festivals in promoting these art forms.
M Abdul Hameed presided over the function, and fondly remembered friend and mentor, Sreedharan and Samastha Kerala Sahitya Parishad. V Jayachandran also spoke at the occasion on the linguistic and dialectical differences in Malayalam, and termed the blooming of Malayalam literature as a blooming flower with hundreds of unique petals. It is this distinct feature that creates the diversity.
Nalini Sreedharan,wife of Sreedharan, and Justice P K Shamshudheen, chairman, the C P Sreedharan Foundation, were also present at the function. V Balakrishnan offered a vote of thanks.