State Balasahithya Institute declared their awards in children’s literature for the year 2018. Ezhacheri Ramachandran received the highest award instituted in the name of Pala K.M Mathew for his collection of poems titled ‘Anguleemalan’. The award comprises of a purse of ₹60,001, citation, and sculpture. DC Books grabbed two awards in the category of production and translation.
Neelakurukkan, published by Mambazham an imprint of DC Books received an award in the category of production. Thumbol Lohithakshan received an award for translating the book When Children Make History: A tale of 1857 originally written by Nandhini Nayar as ‘1857 -le Oru Kadha‘ published by Mambazham.
Other awardees are G.R Indhugopan for ‘The Last Bhootham’ in prose and Vinod Vyshak in poetry for his book ‘Olapookal’. Sreekala Chingonli received the award for the biography of ‘Chembai Vaidyanathabhagavathar‘. In science, Dr. Ajith Prabhu’s’ ‘VilakkumVelichavum’ and in drama D.Pani’s ‘Rangakeli‘ received the awards.