Prof.Govindan Nair, laureate of Pushkin Medal honoured

Dr.Govindan Nair was selected along with 4 other Indians for Pushkin Medal. Chairman of the Kerala Literary Academy and noted writer Mr. Perumabadavam Sreedharan inaugurated the meeting. He praised the contribution of Dr. Nair in popularizing Russian language and Literature in Kerala. Dr.George Onakkoor another renowned writer in Malayalam said that Dr.Govindan Nair not only taught Russian at the University but also helped the writers in Kerala in their venture in translating many literary works from Russian to Malayalam. Mrs. Tatyana Perova, Chief – Coordinator of the Russian Language Institutes of all the five Centres in India was Guest of Honour. Ratheesh C. Nair, Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation and Director, Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Thiruvanathapuram presided over the function. Dr.Govindan Nair delivered vote of thanks.