'Arivoonjal', the Special Children's Day Special Magazine Released

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2022
'Arivoonjal', the Special Children's Day Special Magazine has been released. The Children's Day Edition 'Arivoonjal', written and edited by Kudumbashree Balasabha members, was released on 14 November 2022 by  Dr Renu Raj IAS, Ernakulam District Collector and Ms Rima Kallingal, cine actor. The  special edition was launched at the closing ceremony of the State BUDS Festival.
 
This Special Children's Day Edition includes stories, poems, travelogues, memoirs and interviews.  The Editorial Board which consists of Ayush Praveen (Editor), Fatima Anchum, Fatima Sanha P, Gayathri. R, Parvathy M.S, Sania P.S and Shruthimol.P are the ones who bring out this Children's Day Special Magazine
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'Arivoonjal', the Special Children's Day Special Magazine Released

Kudumbashree Entrepreneurs tickle the taste buds of National Workshop Representatives

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Kudumbashree Entrepreneurs has indeed tickled the taste buds of  the National Workshop Representatives. The 9 Kudumbashree units, more than 100 people for cooking assistance and 20 AIFRHM (Abedha Institute of Food Research and Hospitality Management) trainers for supervision.  The Mar Athanasius Jubilee Memorial Hall, Akaparamp, near Ernakulam CIAL Convention Center, had indeed turned into a culinary hub.  They were busy preparing food for about 3000 people who came to participate in the Three-Day National Workshop on 'Localization of Sustainable Development Goals in Gram Panchayats' which was started in CIAL on 14 November 2022.
 
The cuisine was based on the menu consisting of 'North Indian and South Indian' food dishes according to the taste and interest of those who come from different states of India. On the first day of the National Workshop, a total of 13,000 meals were prepared for five meals including breakfast. Food was prepared for 10,000 people in four meals the second day.
 
The cooked food is packed and is transported to the venue in three vehicles. There were 85 Kudumbashree members trained by  AIFRHM to serve food in CIAL. Paneer Butter Masala, Pulao, Dal, Veg Jalfrezi, Aloo Mutter, Green Salad along with Chicken Roast, Fish Curry, Fish Fry, Mutton Roast, Palada and Dal Payasam were prepared for the lunch. The second day's attraction was dishes like Chicken Chettinad, Dal Makhani, Kerala Parotta, Kappa, Chutney, Kadai Veg Curry and Tribal Special Vanasundari Chicken. Everyone gave 100 out of 100 marks for the food prepared by Kudumbashree units.
 
Kudumbashree's one unit from Thiruvananthapuram district (Brittana), three units from Ernakulam district (Samrudhi, Yuvashree, Bismi), two units from Kozhikode district (Shreyas, Souparnika) and one unit each from Thrissur, Malappuram and Palakkad districts (Sreemuruga, Cafe, Tribal) were engaged in this catering task.
 
 
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Kudumbashree Entrepreneurs tickle the taste buds of National Workshop Representatives

Thrissur District Team bags the Overall Championship in State BUDS arts Festival

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Thrissur District Team has bagged the Overall Championship in State BUDS arts Festival which was held at CUSAT Campus, Kalamassery, Ernakulam on 13 and 14 November 2022. Thrissur Team bagged the Championship b securing 23 points. More than 300 children have participated in 15 categories. Ernakulam District Team who host the BUDS Youth Festival came in second place by scoring 21 points and the Wayanad district team secured the third position with 19 points.
 
Shri. Anwar Sadat, MLA presided over the concluding session and Shri. K.N. Unnikrishnan MLA inaugurated the function. The Award to the winners were distributed by Shri. K.N. Unnikrishnan, Shri. Anwar Sadat, Shri. Mathew Kuzhalnadan, Dr Renu Raj IAS, District Collector, Ms. Rima Kallingal, Chief Guest of the function and cine actress Ms. Krishnapriya, Chief Finance Officer, Kudumbashree and Shri. Pradeep Kumar, Programme Officer, Kudumbashree.
 
Anish AC of Kondazhy BUDS School of Thrissur district became the 'Kalaprathibha'. Ms. Rima Kallingal, Cine Actor presented the awards to Ms. Sreelakshmi who designed the State BUDS Youth Festival logo and Ms Danny Varghese who suggested the name 'Thakadhimi' and Master Nayan, an Autistic Child Philosopher.
 
Shri. Ullas Thomas, President, Ernakulam District Panchayath welcomed the participants during the valedictory function. Ms. Seema Kannan, Chairperson, Kalamassery Municipality, Ms Sangeeta Rajesh, Councilor, Ms Sujatha Velayudhan and Ms Fathima Muhammed delivered the felicitations. Ms. Preethi. M. B, District Mission Coordinator, Kudumbashree Ernakulam District Mission delivered the vote of thanks. 
 
 
 
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Thrissur District Team bags the Overall Championship in State BUDS arts Festival

'Thakadhimi 2022' State Level BUDS Youth Festival inaugurated

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2022
'Thakadhimi 2022', State Level BUDS Youth Festival has been inaugurated. Shri. M. B Rajesh, Minister, Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala inaugurated the programme at CUAT Campus, Kalamassery, Ernakulam on 13 November 2022. He said that specially abled children have unique talents and skills and BUDS institutions are the most impressive and proud one among Kudumbashree's social interventions. BUDS Youth Festival is being held at Kudumbashree on 13 and 14 November 2022. 
 
Shri. P. Rajeev, Minister for Industries, Government of Kerala presided over the function.  Shri. Hibi Eden, MP was the Chief Guest of the occasion. Shri. Ullas Thomas,  President, Ernakulam District Panchayath and Chairman, BUDS District Advisory Committee launched the documentary on BUDS Livelihood Centres.
 
Painting done by Akshay Raj of Thrithala BUDS School, Palakkad was gifted to Shri. M.B. Rajesh, Minister. Shri. Jafar Malik IAS, Executive Director, Kudumbashree welcomed the gathering. Shri. R. Pradeep Kumar, State Programme Officer, Kudumbashree, Dr. B. Najeeb, District Mission Coordinator, Kudumbashree Thiruvananthapuram District Mission, Shri. S. C. Nirmal, District Mission Coordinator, Kudumbashree Thrissur District Mission, Ms. Sujatha Velayudhan, Ms. Fatima Muhammad, CDS chairpersons of  Kalamassery Municipality CDSs and other officials participated. Ms. M.B. Preethi, District Mission Coordinator, Kudumbashree Ernakulam District Mission delivered the vote of thanks.
 
328 talents who topped the District Level Youth Festivals are selected in 15 categories at the State Level Youth Festival.
 Folk dance, Oppana, Group Dance, Fancy Dress, Light Music, Mimicry, Drawing and Painting Competitions were also held on the first day in three venues namely Theithaka, Dholak and Canvas.
 
 
 
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'Thakadhimi 2022' State Level BUDS Youth Festival inaugurated

National Saras Mela 2022 @ Kottayam: Logo released and Organizing Committee formed

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2022
 
The logo of the National Saras Mela 2022 proposed to be held at Kottayam was released and the Organizing Committee was formed. Shri. V.N. Vasavan, Minister of Cooperation and Culture, Government of Kerala inaugurated the organizing committee formation meeting and released the logo during the function held at Mamman Mappila Hall, Kottayam on 12 November 2022. Saras Mela, which brings products and food varieties of entrepreneurs from different states of India at one place, will be held from 15 to 24 December 2022 at Nagampadam Ground, Kottayam. Ms. Nirmala Jimmy, President, District Panchayath presided over the function.
 
Saras Theme Music Audio was release  by Shri. Thomas Chazhikkadan MP. The first sale of the gift coupons issued in connection with Saras Mela was carried out by Ms. Bincy Sebastian, Municipal Chairperson. Shri. Jafar Malik IAS, Executive Director, Kudumbashree explained the Saras Mela scheme. Saras Mela's logo was designed by Shri. Pradeep Kumar, a native of Kecheri, Perumann of Thrissur district. The logo depicts the 25th anniversary of Kudumbashree and also influence and faith of Kudumbashree in the society and the advancement of women through it. The theme music is composed by Shri. D. Jayadev, Music Director.
 
Shri. Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, MLA,  Dr. P.K. Jayashree IAS, District Collector, Kottayam, Shri. Mukesh K. Mani, Secretary, Block Panchayath President Association, Shri. Ajayan K. Menon, Secretary, Grama Panchayath President Association, Shri. Tomichan Joseph, Ms. Omana Gopalan, Block Panchayath Presidents, Shri. Abhilash K. Divakar, District Mission Coordinator, Kudumbashree Kottayam District Mission, Shri. Prakash P. Nair, Assistant District Mission Coordinator, also spoke at the function.  Chairpersons of local self-governing bodies of the district, CDS chairpersons and Kudumbashree District Mission officials also participated in the programme. 
 
Organizing Committee of the Saras Mela was formed with Shri. V.N. Vasavan, Minister as Chief Patron, MPs, MLAs, District Panchayath President, Kottayam Municipal Chairperson as Patrons and Dr. P.K. Jayashree, District Collector as Chairman and 
Shri. Abhilash K. Divakar, Kudumbashree Kottayam District Mission Coordinator as Convener. Nine sub-committees were also formed.
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National Saras Mela 2022 @ Kottayam: Logo released and Organizing Committee formed

BUDS State Youth Festival 2022: Winners of the Competition to suggest logo and name announced

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Winners of the Competition to suggest logo and name for the BUDS State Youth Festival 2022 has been announced. Ms. Sreelakshmi M.A, a native of Mathilakam of Thrissur district bagged the first position in the State Level Logo Design Competition organized by the Kudumbashree Ernakulam District Mission. She is a second year student of
 M.F. A  Applied Arts at  RLV College, Thrippunithura. Rs 5000 will be given as reward.
 
Ms. Danny Varghese, native of Ernakulam district came first in the name-suggesting contest. The name 'Thakadhimi' bagged the prize. Ms Danny is the Social Development/DDU-GKY Block Coordinator at Ernakulam District Mission. Rs 10,000 will be given as reward. 
 
 
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BUDS State Youth Festival 2022: Winners of the Competition to suggest logo and name announced

Kudumbashree Signature Store opened at Karipur International Airport

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Kudumbashree Signature Store has been opened at Karipur International Airport. Shri. M.B Rajesh, Minister, Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala inaugurated the Signature Store at Karipur International Airport on 10 November 2022. "Kudumbashree brand has opened its doors to the world at Kozhikode International Airport". The Minister said.
He gave this title to this initiative while inaugurating Kudumbashree's signature store at Karipur International Airport.
 
He said that Kudumbashree has sprouted wings and the fame of Kudumbashree is growing beyond the borders. Kudumbashree Signature Store is being opened for the first time at an International Airport in the state under the 'Avsar' scheme launched by the Central Government as part of encouraging self-help groups. Only Karipur International Airport in the state has been included in Avsar project.
 
The 80 square feet store in the International Departure Hall has the best products manufactured by the Kudumbashree units of the district and other parts of the state. In the first phase, food products, handicrafts, clothes etc. will be available in the store. Shri. Muhammadali Chemban, President, Pallikal Grama Panchayath  presided over the function. Shri. Jafar Malik IAS, Executive Director Kudumbashree explained the project. Shri. S. Suresh, Director, Karipur International Airport made the first sale.
 
Shri. K. Abdul Kalam Master, President, Peruvallur Grama Panchayath,  Ms. C.T. Fatima Suharabi, Chairperson, Kondotty Municipality, Shri. S. Sundar, Joint General Manager, Airport Operations, Shri.  A.V. Kishore, C.I. F Deputy Commandant, Shri. R. Rajesh, Commercial Joint General Manager, Shri.  S. S. Mohammad Shan, State Assistant Programme Manager, Kudumbashree, Shri. Jafar K. Kakkooth, District Mission Coordinator, Kudumbashree Malappuram District Mission, Shri. P. Reneesh,  District Programme Manager, Shri, P.E. Salmath, CDS Chairperson, Pallikal Gram Panchayath, Ms. C.P. Fatima Beevi, CDS Chairperson, Kondotty Municipality, Ms. K.T. Sreeja, Entrepreneur Representative, Ms. P.K. Zainaba, Kudumbashree Governing Body Member and others participated in the function.
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Kudumbashree Signature Store opened at Karipur International Airport

'Kudumbashree Oru Nerchithram’ Photography Competition Season 5- Winners announced

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2022
 
The results of Kudumbashree Oru Nerchithram’ Photography Competition Season 5 has been announced. Shri. Sandeep Sebastian, Kannamkulam House, Erumely, Kottayam bagged the first prize. Shri. Suresh Cameo, Thekkumbatt House, Thekkankuroor, Malappuram came second and Shri. Vincent Pulikkal, Senior Photographer, The New Indian Express, Thiruvananthapuram Bureau came in the third place. The Award for the Best Photographer is Rs 25,000. The second prize and third prize are Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively. Other ten pictures were selected for the Consolation Prizes. Cash Award of Rs 2000 each will be given as Consolation Prize.  The jury consisted of Shri. C. Ratheesh, Senior Photographer, Shri. B. Jayachandran, Senior Photographer, Shri. V. Vinod, Chief Photographer, Information and Public Relations Department, Government of Kerala, selected the winners.
 
The photo clicked at a Kudumbashree Janakeeya Hotel made Sandeep eligible for the first place. The jury commented that this film which was titled as 'Enough, both the stomach and mind are full' was very heart touching. The jury also stated that the images that express the message of Kudumbashree and command the perfection of photography have been selected.
 
The competition was organized from 22 August 2022 till 13 October 2022. The winning films were selected from over 700 entries in the well-attended competition. Shri. Akhil E.S, Shri. Kelvin Kavassery, Shri. Arun Krishnankutty, Shri. Madhu Edachena, Shri. Bonyem Kalam, Shri. Josekutty Panakkal, Shri. Mithun Anila Mithran, Shri. Badaruddin, Shri. Shameer Oorappalli and Shri. Saju Naduvil.
 
To see the award winning pictures, please click : www.kudumbashree.org/photography2022
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'Kudumbashree Oru Nerchithram’ Photography Competition Season 5- Winners announced

Kudumbashree Kannur District Mission's 'Woman Film Festival' a big hit

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2022
Kudumbashree Kannur District Mission's 'Woman Film Festival' has become a big hit. Kudumbashree members got an opportunity to immerse themselves in the magical world of cinema by putting aside household chores and busy work. The film festival was organized by the 81 CDSs of Kannur district in collaboration with the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy. So far more than 10000 Kudumbashree members have participated in the festival organized at 69 places.
 
The festival also has the mission of introducing films that have gained national and international attention to the inner villages. The cinema is shown from 10 AM to 5 PM on a fixed day in a particular CDS. The exhibition space will be decided according to the availability of school and panchayat auditoriums. The exhibition will be arranged in such a way that up to 150 people can watch the movie at a time.
 
The film festival showcases notable films like Basanti, Freedom Fight, The Great Indian Kitchen, Manhole, Ottamuri Velicham, and Ozhimuri. Apart from the NHG members, their family members and Auxiliary Group members are also part of the mela. Kudumbashree Kannur District Mission aims to complete the screening of films in the remaining CDSs by November 2022.
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Kudumbashree Kannur District Mission's 'Woman Film Festival' a big hit

Kudumbashree launches ALIVE 2022 Campaign 

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2022
 
Kudumbashree has launched ALIVE 2022 Campaign to improve and achieve self-sufficiency and equip the Community Resource Persons (CRPs) at the CDS level in various animal welfare livelihood activities implemented in the state through Kudumbashree as part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission project.
 
As part of this, Kudumbashree will give five-day CRP training to the master farmers selected from 941 CDS in rural areas of the state. Those who successfully complete the training will be empaneled as CRPs by their respective CDSs. CDS will provide their services in selected wards under the leadership of CDS Enterprise Sub-Committee. The services provided by CRPs are to avoid losses due to diseases and introduce better practices.
 
The first phase of CRP training was conducted in Thiruvananthapuram from 1-5 November 2022. One person each was selected from the blocks and was extended training. The remaining selected CDSs will complete their training by 15 December 2022. Master farmers interested to act as CRPs may contact their respective CDSs. Voluntary members can apply to find and introduce best maintenance practices and ensure integration in the designated cluster and work on self-employed basis for service fee.
 
Shri. Jafar Malik IAS, Executive Director, Kudumbashree distributed certificates to the participants of the first phase training.  Dr. Sajeev Kumar A, Programme Officer, Kudumbashree and Shri. Ratheesh. S, State Assistant Programme Manager gave leadership to the training programme.
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Kudumbashree launches ALIVE 2022 Campaign