Kudumbashree ADS-CDS Elections will be held following Covid Protocols: Executive Director issues Guidelines

Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Kudumbashree ADS-CDS Elections will be held following the covid protocols. The Executive Director of Kudumbashree has issued the guidelines regarding the same on 15 January 2022. The ADS elections are now being held following the covid protocols, Also, the CDS elections that is proposed to be held on 25 January 2022 across the state would be conducted following the covid protocols. Earlier, the Government of Kerala had given approval to conduct the elections to the three tier system to identify the new office bearers, following the covid protocols.

The Executive Director had issued the special guidelines regarding the elections, as the covid cases are rising in the state. As per this, the covid positive ADS, CDS, General Body members may get the help of a representative from their respective NHGs to cast their votes. They may submit an affidavit entrusting a representative to cast their votes to the respective Polling Officer through WhatsApp or mail. During the time of election, the representative may call the covid positive member in the presence of the Polling Officer and ensure to whom their vote goes to. If the covid affected member wishes to contest in the election, that should be specially noted in the affidavit.

The election should be conducted either in a hall that has sufficient air circulation or at an open space. It should be ensured that the social distancing is maintained at the areas where the elections are being conducted. All General Body members should wear N95 mask or double surgical masks. Sanitizer should be used during regular intervals. The sanitizers should be made available at the areas where the elections are being held or necessary arrangements should be made for washing the hands with soap and water. To avoid crowds at the CDS elections, ADS office bearers from 5 wards each would attend the elections at a time and they would select the CDS Office Bearers. For this, special time slots has been given to each ward. Covid protocol was ensured at the NHG level elections held across the state during 7-13 January 2022.

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Kudumbashree ADS-CDS Elections will be held following Covid Protocols: Executive Director issues Guidelines

LSGD Minister visits the Training Camp of Sthreesakthi Cultural Procession

Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Shri. M. V Govindan Master, Minister, Local Self Government Department & Excise, Government of Kerala visited the training camp of Sthreesakthi Cultural Procession which is being held at Agricultural Co-operative Staff Training Institute, Manvila, Thiruvananthapuram on 10 January 2022. He visited the training camp and had interacted with the Kudumbashree members who are taking part in the training camp, which is being conducted as part of 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam', the State Level Awareness Programme being organized in Kerala under the leadership of Kudumbashree against dowry system and the atrocities against women. "Women should be equipped to be defensive and the sense of democracy and fundamental rights should be taken to everyone in the society", the minister said. 
 
"To create equality among the society, each and everyone in the society should have a women centric point of view. Through the drama, we would be able to communicate the idea to the audience and thereby transfer it to the society and it would turn out into a physical force". He added. He also said that theatre is the most influential art form that is capable of bringing in changes among the public. He interacted with the women artists taking part in the camp and the resource persons who train them and had also conveyed his wishes to them.   
 
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As part of the awareness programme being implemented under the leadership of Kudumbashree against dowry system and the atrocities against women, a cultural procession would be conducted all across the state during February 2022.  For this, groups  comprising of 10 members each from 'Rangashree' the theatre group of Kudumbashree, of every districts has already been formed. The training is now being extended to the teams who would train them. They would be given 6 days training. The training is being extended under the leadership of Shri. Rafeeq Mangalasserry, Smt. Sreeja Arangottukara, Smt. Shylaja Ambu, and Shri. Sudhi, theatre experts. A total of 140 artists would become part of the 'Sthreesakthi' Cultural Procession.

 

Smt. Myna Umaiban, Public Relations Officer, Kudumbashree presided over the function. Shri. B. S Manoj, Programme Officer, welcomed the gathering and Smt. Sindhu, State Programme Manager, Kudumbashree extended vote of thanks.
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LSGD Minister visits the Training Camp of Sthreesakthi Cultural Procession

Training Camp of Kudumbashree's Sthreesakthi Cultural Procession begins

Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2022
The training camp of the Sthreesakthi Cultural Procession had began at Agricultural Co-operative Staff Training Institute, Manvila, Thiruvananthapuram on 10 January 2022. Shri, Shaji. N. Karun, Renowned Director and Chairman of  Kerala State Film Development Corporation, inaugurated the training camp being organized as part of 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam', the State Level Awareness Programme being organized in Kerala under the leadership of Kudumbashree against dowry system and the atrocities against women. "The society would move forward when men and women work together", said Shaji M Karun.
 
"During the period of digital media, the gap between men and women in the employment sector has decreased. We were able to attain the growth, people had achieved through lakhs of years, within the last twenty years. Humans have created culture. The women who are participating in the training programme of the cultural procession are those who showed up to share the knowledge and dreams they have acquired as part of this, to the next generation." He added.  
 
The Cultural Procession as part of the 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam Campaign' which is proposed to be held  all across the state in February would include two music programmes and one short play and the training would be held for 6 days for the same. Previously, a Script Workshop had been organized in connection with the Cultural Procession. Based on that, the short play and the music programmes are formulated based on the topics such as dowry system, atrocities against women and women empowerment. The training is being extended under the leadership of Shri. Rafeeq Mangalasserry, Smt. Sreeja Arangottukara, Smt. Shylaja Ambu, Shri. Sudhi, theatre experts. 
 
Women from 12 districts other than Wayanad and Malappuram are taking part in the training programme. 36 women (three women each from the districts) are actively participating in the training programme. Later, they would train the 10 member group specially formed in their respective districts for the cultural procession. As per this, 140 women, representing all the districts would become part of the 'Sthreesakthi' Cultural Procession. They would be presenting the programmes all across the state during February.  
 
Smt. Myna Umaiban, Public Relations Officer, Kudumbashree presided over the function. Smt. Sindhu, State Programme Manager, Kudumbashree welcomed the gathering and Smt. Biji. M, representative of 'Rangashree' the theatre group of Kudumbashree members extended vote of thanks. Shri. B. S Manoj, Programme Officer, Kudumbashree, Smt. Preetha G Nair, State Assistant Programme Manager, Kudumbashree Smt. Sujitha, State Assistant Programme Manager, Kudumbashree and various Resource Persons took part in the programme. 
 
 
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'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' Campaign- Training for more than 3 lakh Auxiliary Group members

Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Training Programme is being organized for the Kudumbashree Auxiliary Group members in connection with the 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' Gender Campaign which is being implemented in Kerala through Kudumbashree, against the dowry system and the atrocities against women. The training would be extended to more than 3 lakh members of 19,500 Auxiliary Groups.
 
 
Through this training, it is envisaged to discuss the issues faced by the women in the society and make realize the reasons for the same. Three important training modules have specially been prepared for the same. The district level trainers include Community Counsellors, Gender Resource Persons and Vigilant Group Members. One person would be in charge of one CDS.  The ideas evolved from the group discussions would be compiled and the group representatives would make presentation on the same. The facilitators who hold the charge of the training would mark the positive and negative opinions. After the general discussions, the same would be compiled and the Resource Persons would present it. 
 
 
The training would last for three months. One module would be discussed a day. As the first phase of the training programme, discussions were organized on  the topic 'Dowry & Atrocities' at all Auxiliary Groups in the state. It is planned to make necessary interventions to bring in a mind shift of the among the society and the general public, against dowry and the atrocities against women, based on the ideas evolved from among the discussions. 
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Kudumbashree Election starts

Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Kudumbashree election to identify the new office bearers for Kudumbashree three tier system, thereby to give a new face to  Kudumbashree was started on 7 January 2022. The election process to the three Tier System has now commenced with the NHG (Neighborhood Group) level elections which was started from 7 January onwards. The respective Presiding Officers had identified the eligible NHGs for the elections and the 5 member office bearers, including the President and Secretary of the NHGs would be found through the NHG level elections which would be held till 13 January 2022.
 
The Kudumbashree elections would be held under the leadership of the respective District Collectors. One Presiding Officer and one Assistant Presiding Officer would oversee the elections in the Local Self Government Institution level.The time period of the current office bearers had come to an end on 26 January 2021. But due to the crisis of covid-19 pandemic, the time period of the current office bearers were extended upto the elections.

The elections to the ADS (Area Development Society), the ward level organizational system of Kudumbashree would be held from 16-21 January 2022.  The 11 member office bearers for every ADS would be selected during this period. The elections would be held to 19,489 ADSs. The office bearers to 1069 CDSs (Community Development Society- the Kudumbashree organizational system of Kudumbashree) would be identified through the elections proposed to be held on 25 January 2022. The activities are planned and arranged in such a way that, the new office bearers would take charge on 26 January 2022.

The elections to identify the office bearers of the 729 NHGs, 133 Oorusamithis and 4 Panchayath Samithis of the three tier system which was formed as part of the Attappady Comprehensive Tribal Development and Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group Development Project would also be held along with this. Kudumbashree team members and the concerned are making relentless efforts for many weeks to complete the election process without any flaws. 
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Kudumbashree Pink cafes which serve indigenous cuisine at affordable rates to be extended to more districts

Posted on Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Kudumbashree Pink Cafes which serve indigenous cuisine at affordable rates would be extended to more districts in Kerala, soon. Pink Cafe was launched in November 2020 at Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. The concept behind 'Pink Cafe'  was starting Kudumbashree's Branded Restaurants that serve indigenous cuisine including steam cooked snacks at affordable rates. Kudumbashree launched the 'Pink Cafes' focusing on this concept during November 2020 and now, these Pink Cafes have got wide acceptance among the general public. On the grounds of this acceptance, Kudumbashree was able to extend the formation activities of the Pink Cafes to more districts. 

 

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The formation of Pink Cafes was started in such a way that the branded restaurants were opened in old KSRTC buses designed in fixed models. Kudumbashree started the first Pink Café at East Fort of Thiruvananthapuram district. KSRTC provided the bus at fixed charge and converted the same into a restaurant model. Kudumbashree arranged the interior design and the basic amenities. Along with the indigenous cuisine, other vegetarian, non-vegetarian cuisines are prepared and are served through the café. The entrepreneurs of this café were able to make sales of around Rs 22,000 per day before the second lockdown. In addition to the Pink Café at Thiruvananthapuram, Kudumbashree was able to start Pink Cafes at Kottayam, Idukki and Kozhikode districts. Recently, Pink Café was started in Kollam district on 19 December 2021. 'Pink Cafes' are started as kiosks in fixed models at main locations where the KSRTC buses weren't available. A Pink Café is run by a unit that includes five members. Therefore, through a  Pink Café, it is able to bring income to five families.

 The details of the location where the Pink Cafes function in the districts are given below:
1. Thiruvananthapuram Pink Café- East fort KSRTC Depot
2. Kollam-KSRTC Bus Stand Depot Garage
3. Kottayam-Medical College Hospital
4. Idukki-Pallivasal Panchayath Randam Mile
5. Kozhikode- Kayanna Family Health Centre

Pink Cafes are one of the efforts of Kudumbashree entrepreneurs to overcome the crisis caused by covid-19 pandemic.Pink Café Entrepreneurs and Kudumbashree Team members are making relentless efforts to extend the activities of Pink Cafes to more districts. It is expected that the public would wholeheartedly welcome and support  Pink Cafes like they do for the Kudumbashree enterprises. 
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Kudumbashree's 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam'- Script Workshop of the Cultural Procession (Kalajatha) starts

Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2021
The Script Workshop of the Cultural Procession (Kalajatha) as part of the awareness programme of 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam', the State Level Campaign has been started at Arts and Crafts Village, Vellar, Thiruvananthapuram on 28 December 2021. The programme is being organized under the leadership of Kudumbashree against dowry system and atrocities towards women. The Script Workshop would be held till 31 December 2021. The Script Workshop is being held under the leadership of Shri. Karivellur Murali, Shri. Rafeeq Mangalasserry, Smt. Sreeja Arangottukara, Shri. Vinod Vaisakhi and Smt. V. S Bindu. 
 
 
The first phase of the 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' campaign would be held from 18 December 2021 to 8 March 2022. The one month long Cultural Procession would be started in February 2022. The Cultural Procession (Kalajatha) would include two music programmes and one short play. On the first day of the workshop, the discussion regarding the idea formulation of the Cultural Procession was held under the leadership of Dr. T. K Anandi. Smt. Suja Susan George, Dr. A.G Oleena, Smt. Amrutha, Smt. Maggi, Representative of Prathidhwani Cultural Organization, Smt. Biji, Representative of Rangashree, the theatre group of Kudumbashree women, Shri. B. S Manoj, Programme Officer, Kudumbashree, Smt. Sindhu. V, State Programme Manager, Kudumbashree and Smt. Preetha G Nair, State Assistant Programme Manager, Kudumbashree took part in the discussion. 
 
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Once the script of the Cultural Procession would be fully completed, the State Level Training Camp would be conducted. One team each would be set up in every districts under the leadership of Rangashree members for the Cultural Procession. District Level Camps would be organized for the same. Following that, the Cultural Processions would be held in every district in the routes decided by the District Missions. Through the 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' Gender Campaign, Kudumbashree envisages to put an end to the social evils like dowry, atrocities against women and lavish weddings and to lead the people towards women sided social literacy. 
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Chief Minister of Kerala officially inaugurates 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' Gender Campaign

Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021
Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala inaugurated the 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' Gender Campaign which is being organized by Kudumbashree at Nishagandhi Auditorium, Kanakakunnu, Thiruvananthapuram on 18 December 2021. The campaign aim at equipping the society to nurture social attitude against dowry, violence towards women and resist the same. Shri. M. V Govindan Master, Minister, Local Self Government Department and Excise, Government of Kerala presided over the function. Through 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' Campaign, it is envisaged to take the awareness messages against dowry and violence towards women to all sectors of the society and thereby bring in a mind shift among the society and the general public.  
 
Smt. J. Chinchu Rani, Minister of Dairy Development & Animal Husbandry, Government of Kerala launched the approach note of the 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' Campaign during the function. Smt. R. Bindu, Minister for Higher Education and Social Justice, Government of Kerala launched the Kudumbashree Toll Free Number 1800-425-2088. The Crime Mapping Process was announced by Smt. P. Sathidevi, Chairperson, Kerala Women's Commission. Ms. Nimisha Sajayan, Cine Actor and the Campaign Ambassador, read out the Sthreepaksha Navakeralam pledge. Ms. Arya Rajendran, Mayor, Thiruvananthapuram Corporation handed over the prizes to the winners who came in the first three places of 'Kudumbashree Oru Nerchithram' Photography Competition. Shri. V. K Prasanth, MLA, Vattiyoorkavu Constituency handed over the prizes to the consolation prize winners. The Signature Song of Sthreepaksha Navakeralam Campaign was also launched at the function. 
 
 Smt. P.I Sreevidya IAS, Executive Director, Kudumbashree welcomed the gathering. Smt. Sarada Muraleedharan IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala, Shri. D Suresh Kumar, President, Thiruvananthapuram District Panchayath, Shri. Jiju P Alex, Planning Board Member, Smt. Mini Sukumar, Planning Board Member, Shri. M. Krishnadas, Chairman, Municipal Chairmen's Chamber and Shri. B.P Murali, President, Block Panchayath Association extended the felicitations. Adv, Shailaja Beegum, Vice President, District Panchayath, Shri. S. Salim, President, Welfare Standing Committee, Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, Smt. R Parvathy Devi, PSC Member, Dr. P. S Sreekala, Director, Kerala State Literacy Mission, Smt. Vinitha. P, Chairperson, Thiruvananthapuram Corporation CDS 2 took part in the programme. Dr. K. R Shaiju, District Mission Coordinator, Kudumbashree Thiruvananthapuram District Mission extended vote of thanks. 
 
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Various cultural programmes were also organized prior to the function in connection with the concept of 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam'. Along with the State Level Inauguration, District Level, LSGD Level and Ward Level Meetings were organized and everyone took the pledge of 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam'. The first phase of the Campaign would be held from 18 December 2021 to 8 March 2022. During the first week of the campaign, discussions would be held on the topic, 'Dowry & Violence' at 3 lakh Neighborhood Groups (NHGs) and 19,542 Auxiliary Groups across the state. Various activities such as Poster Campaign, Social Media Challenge, Wall Painting Campaigns, Webinars ensuring the participation of College Students etc would be organized in the following weeks. After the first phase, the follow up activities would also be conducted
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'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' Promo Video launched

Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021
The promo video of the 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' which is being organized by Kudumbashree from 18 December 2021 to 8 March 2022 has been launched at Kudumbashree State Mission, Thiruvananthapuram. Smt. P. I Sreevidya, Executive Director, Kudumbashree launched the video by presenting it to the Gender team members. The promo video includes Ms. Nimisha Sajayan, Cine Actor and the Campaign Ambassador of 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' Campaign. Through 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' Campaign, it is envisaged to take the awareness messages against dowry and violence towards women to all sectors of the society and thereby bring in a mind shift among the society and the general public.

 

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'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' Promo Video launched

Procession in connection with 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' Gender Campaign held

Posted on Saturday, December 18, 2021

Procession and two wheeler rally in connection with the State Level Inauguration of the 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' Gender Campaign was held at Thiruvananthapuram on 16 December 2021. The Procession was flagged off by Shri. V Sivankutty, Minister of General Education, Government of Kerala. The Procession started from the Museum Junction and ended at the Statue Junction. The procession was held following the covid protocol. The Campaign would be officially inaugurated by Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister, Government of Kerala on 18 December 2021. 

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Shri Murugan Kattakkada, Poet, recited his poem at the programme. Around 300 people including various CDS Chairpersons from the district, Gender Resource Persons, Block Coordinators, Community Councilors became part of the procession. Smt. A Shailaja Beegum, Vice President, District Panchayath, Shri. Salim, President, Welfare Standing Committee, Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, Shri. B.S Manoj, Programme Officer, Kudumbashree, Dr. K.R Shaiju, District Mission Coordinator, Kudumbashree Thiruvananthapuram District Mission and Smt. Shani Nijam, Assistant District Mission Coordinator gave leadership to the procession.

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Procession in connection with 'Sthreepaksha Navakeralam' Gender Campaign held