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Thiruvananthapuram: CPI-M veteran and opposition leader V S Achuthanandan has been selected for the first Ali Hassan Memorial Samskarika Samithi award, instituted in memory of late MLA and Communist party leader A Ali Hassan.

The award, comprising a cash prize of Rs 11,111, citation and a plaque, is instituted to honour public activists.

"Achuthanandan's contributions as a former chief minister and as a senior Communist leader in the last seven decades are unique," Republican Socialist Party leader N K Premachandran, who chaired the award panel, told a press meet here today.

The award would be presented to the leader in the first week of August, he added.

Ali Hassan Memorial Samskarika Samithi is a trust set up by his friends and family members to promote cultural and social activities to retain memories of the late leader who also served as a school headmaster and village panchayat president for long.

PTI

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