Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 1: Deepika, one of the oldest Malayalam language newspapers in the country, has selected Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja for their 'Deepika Excellence Award' this year.
The Award will be given to the Minister in connection with the silver anniversary of 'Sthree Dhanam,' a women's and family magazine of Deepika, on September 3.The Minister was chosen for the award for her contributions to the women empowerment and her committed role to control the recent Nipah virus outbreak in the State, sources said here on Sunday.
The Minister's active involvement during the flood related rescue activities was also taken into consideration. The Minister who received the Asianet Women Empowerment Award contributed the amount to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund recently. (UNI)