The function was inaugurated by the great orator Sukumar Azhikode. In his speech he expressed hope that this Shanthisandhya' would push the resurgence of the lost origins of music. In the function P. Suseela announced that a National Award in her name will be presented to K.J. Yesudas, in November. Audience welcomed this announcement with claps.
The remarkable function of the Shanthi Sangeetha Sandhya, conducted by Swaralaya at Kadappakada Auditorium on Wednesday at Kollam became a conglomeration centre of rare personalities. In the function Swaralaya's KPAC Sulochana award was given to P. Susheela by K.J. Yesudas and Pattathuvila Memorial award was presented to Resul Pookutty by minister M.A. Baby. The award includes a cash prize of Rs. 25,000, a citation and trophy.