Current Events September 2015 – Awards

• UNESCO prize ‘Award of Excellence’ 2015- Asia Pacific Heritage Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation to Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur.
• UNESCO’s “Award of Merit” to Sino-Portuguese former residence of a Thai aristocrat.
• National Literacy Award is given to three districts for implementation of the Total Literacy Campaign (TLC), Post Literacy Programme (PLP) and Continuing Education Programme (CEP) – Bastar, Chhattisgarh, Haveri in Karnataka, Dharampuri in Tamil Nadu and the Gram Panchayat of Girod.
• 15 year-old prodigy K Vilasini is a holder of 5 world records, including the highest IQ and IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
• A nine-year-old, Indian-origin Anirudh Kathirvel, crowned champion of “The Great Australian Spelling Bee Contest”.
• Marathi film ‘Court’ selected as India’s official entry under Best Foreign Film Category to the 88th Academy Awards, 2016.

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