On the occasion of World Music Day on 21 June 2017 Sri. MannoorRajakumaranunni was felicitated for the contribution he rendered to the world of music. He was given a shawl and citation. Sri.Unni was coferred RAGA RATHNAM in 1973 by Chembai. From 1962 onwards he was performing classical music (vocal and Veena) for Akasavani. He is an accomplished playback singer and has many songs to his credit. He has rendered music to classical as well as devotional songs. By profession he is a chemistry teacher and has received the prestigious national award from the then president of India Dr. ShankarDayal Sharma.
For the past 63 years Mr. Unni is regularly giving music concerts in India and abroad. Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy gave him TAGORE PURASKARAM for his life time contribution for the promotion of music. He has received many awards and citations and the award and citation given by Samanwaya Don Bosco is the last one in his kitty.
World Music Day celebrations were organised in collaboration with Mercy College. Fr.C.J.Sebastian Presided. Sr. Alphonsa CMC, the Vice Principal felicitated. Performances by Samanwaya Academy and Mercy College students were a treat to the ears of the packed auditorium. The crowd included students, teachers, sisters and people from in and around. Fr. JaisonAnthikatt welcomed the gathering while Mr.Wilson proposed vote of thanks.