Paristhithi Mithra is an award instituted by the CEERD, St. Stephen’s College, Uzhavoor in the year 2009. The award is given in recognition of the outstanding contribution of individuals, governmental or nongovernmental organizations and educational institutions towards the promotion of environmental protection, conservation and preservation in the State of Kerala. The award would be presented every year on World Environment Day. The award consists of a citation and a cash prize of Rs. 10000/- sponsored by Prof. V.P. Thomaskutty the former Principal and founder Chairman of CEERD and Prof. P.J. Joy the founder Executive Director of CEERD.
Applications for the award of Paristhithi Mithra shall reach the office of the Executive Director, CEERD, St. Stephen’s College, Uzhavoor on or before 30th March of every year along with a detailed report of the environmental activities undertaken by the organization during the previous calendar year. The report shall invariably be substantiated with evidence like news paper cuttings, CDs, photographs etc. and an undertaking by the head of the organization. The report and supportive evidence shall be submitted in triplicate. The winner will be adjudicated by a panel of environmental experts whose decision will be final.