Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will present the Ezhuthachan Award 2020 on the 27th of January, 2021, to writer Zachariah. The award is for comprehensive contribution in the field of literature. The award carries a cash prize of five lakh rupees and a citation. This is the largest literary award given by the state government in the name of Thunchath Ezhuthachan, the father of the Malayalam language.
Minister of Culture AK Balan will preside over the function which will be held on Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 3.30 pm at the Secretariat Durbar Hall. Rani George IAS, Secretary, Department of Culture, Vaishakhan, Chairman, Awards Committee, Dr. Vishwas Mehta IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala, Zachariah and Dr. KP Mohanan, Secretary, Kerala Sahitya Akademi will be present on the occasion.