John Elamatha, President, LANA, talked about the organization, its members and activities.
introductory speech, John Elamatha
, dealt with the issues facing writers in north America.He
raised a serious concern the media and publishers were not giving the consideration and encouragement which will be shots in the arm to writers of Kerala origin living elsewhere.Inaugurating the convention, Adoor said the relevance of writing and letters will never cease, even if many other mediums make onslaughts.He
was of the opinion that he
was not that old to be considered for the Phalke Awward and hence his
name should not be recommended.He
films were not seen even by his
Eminent writers, Satish Babu Payyannur, CEO of Panorama Vision, Perumbadavam Sreedharan, B. Murali, Vinu Abraham, Dr. Punathil Kunjabdulla, E. Vasu, Sarah Thomas, B. M. Suhra, P. K. Parakkadavu, Thekkincadu Joseph, K. R. Mallika, Dr. P. M. Mathew, Velloor, E. J. James, Chandraprakash, Vithura Baby, Sarada, John Elamatha
, Nirmala Thomas and others recounted their experiences at story telling.
...John Elamatha and Abraham Thomas were chairmen, and John Mathew, V. C. Peter, Thampy Antony, Abdul Punnayoorkulam and Abraham Thekkemuri were co-chairs for the Sangamam.