Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Mar Irenios, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum has been selected for the C. Kesavan memorial award instituted by C. Kesavan memorial Trust. The award consisting of Rs. 11,111, a citation and memento was presented at a function on Monday 16 July 2012 by Sri. Oommen Chandy, Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala. This award is given to His Excellency’s for his contribution in the field of Education and Religious Tolerance.
The award was instituted in memory of former Thiru–Kochi Chief Minister and SNDP Yogam General Secretary C. Kesavan