The Pravasi Malayalee Development Society began to function from December 7, 2003 with its Headquarters at the Building
to the eastern side of Mission Hospital, P.B.No. 24, Kazhakuttom, Thiruvananthapuram. This great venture was formally
inaugurated by Sri. M.M. Hassan, the Hon'ble Minister for Parliamentary Affairs at a function presided over by the Hon'ble
MLA Sri. M.A. Vaheed.
Activities in Alappuzha Dist. With headquarters at Kayamkulam was
inaugurated by the Chief Priest of
Alappuzha, known as the Venice of the east, is today a cemetery of commerce and industry. Unemployment has become very
acute as Alappuzha lost its old glory. It was a great relief to the thousands of educated youth when the gulf countries
opened its doors before these youth. Thousands of natives in Alappuzha district are now working in the Gulf countries and
other foreign countries. The situation in Alappuzha district was such that no remedy could be found to various problems
of the Pravasi Malayalees and their dependants.
Chakkulathu Kavu Devi temple
Brahmasree Radhakrishnan Namboodiri
It was in this contest the society decided to start its operations at
Kayamkulam in the district. As a part of these activities started at the Kamala Hall on the Kayamkulam - Punalur Road,
the office Bureau for the society publications was inaugurated by the Chief Priest of Chakkulathu Kavu Devi temple Brahmasree
Radhakrishnan Namboodiri in the esteemed presence of hundreds of Pravasees and other well - wishers. Dr. Chandrika Devi,
Municipal Chairperson, Kayamkulam presided. Sri. R. Rajan Edayadi, Secretary of the society welcomed the gathering.
The first sale of the first edition of the magazine "The voice of Malayalam" was inaugurated by selling a copy to
Sri. Sagar Thomas by the President of the State Pravasi Malayalee council, Sri. Koshi Thomas. Messrs. V.S. Nair, Nazar
Chittumala, Kandesseril Vijayan, Advocate R. Padmakumar, Advocate C.R. Jayaprakash, Kattanam Sajikumar also spoke on the
Working of the society based at Kilimanoor in Thiruvananthapuram
district inaugurated by the
Some friends among the Pravasi Malayalees were of the opinion that the working of the society based at Kazhakuttoom be
extended to the eastern region of the Chirayinkil Taluk. It was because of this, the decision was taken to start its working
at the Kilimanoor region. It began working on the Pappala MC Road. The hon'ble MLA Sri. N. Rajan inaugurated the working of
the society on Sunday the 4th May 2004 in the presence of hundreds of the Pravasi Malayalees.
hon'ble MLA Sri. N. Rajan
Sri. Vasudevan Pillai, Director Board Member of the Kilimanoor Agricultural Development Bank presided. At his inaugural
address, Sri. N. Rajan MLA pointed out that the services rendered by the Pravasi Malayalee Development Society to the Pravasi
Malayalees are praiseworthy and commendable.
Sri. N. Ramachandran, Director Board Member of the Pazhayakunnummel Service Co-operative Bank; Advocate M. Sivaprasad, the
renowned advocate in Attingal, and Sri. Jose K. Kokkad offered felicitations. Sri. Rajan Edayadi, secretary of the society
spoke on the working of the society.
Services based in Pathanamthitta district was inaugurated by
Smt. Maleth Sarala Devi MLA
The working of the society in the Pathanamthitta district has been very efficient. We proudly remember that the society
could solve to a great extend various problems faced by the Pravasi Malayalees and their dependants. It was only after
conducting a detailed enquiry about the working of the society that Smt. Maleth Sarala Devi agreed to inaugurate the working
of the office. The renowned persons present at the inaugural meeting said that the Pravasi Malayalee Development Society, the
activities and services of which are always reported by the media, needs no introduction. At this meeting presided over by
Sri. V.R. Unnikrishnan, the hon'ble President of Aranmula Grama Panchayat, Sri. Kannenkara Sasi, President of the Service
Co-operative Bank; Sri. Prasad, Member of the Grama Panchayat and Sri. K.K. Sivanandan also spoke.
Activities based in Kollam district was inaugurated by
Smt. Santhamma by lighting the ceremonial lamp
The Gulf money created much changes in the beginning in this historically famous district of Kollam. But today, with the
passage of time, we see the long line of the Pravasees returning together from the gulf. Here the Pravasi Malayalees experience
various kinds of difficulties and problems. Their rehabilitation and the education of their children remain as hard problems.
There are hundreds of jobless Pravasi Malayalees here. The Society started its functions in Kollam district with the sole aim
of helping these grieved Pravasi friends. The working of the society in the heart of Kollam- Rameswaran Nagar-was inaugurated
on August 20, 2004 by Smt. Santhamma of Kallampally Madom by lighting the ceremonial lamp. Sri. Rajan Edayadi, Secretary of
the society, Smt. Suja Jacob C, Vice-President of the society attended the inaugural function.
Services and activities based at Ponkunnam, Kanjirapally, Kottayam
District was inaugurated by
The inauguration of the services of the Society at Kanjirappally in Kottayam Dist. was on August 22, 2004. It was blessed
by the presence of a lot of Pravasi Malayalees. These Pravasees were eagerly waiting for the presence of the society in
Kanjirappally. It was a new experience for the people as the function was attended by a large gathering of people even though
it was not backed by any political or religious organization.
Sri. Satheesh Chandran, ex- President
of Chirakkadavu Grama Panchayat.
The inaugural meeting was at the Govt. High School, Ponkunnam. At first the society began to function at the Ajantha Press
Building, Ponkunnam, but later it was shifted to and continued its function from the shopping complex of the Ponkunnam Grama
At the meeting, financial assistance was given to the children of Sri. Ismail who had died in the Gulf.
The inauguration of these services was by Sri. Satheesh Chandran, Ex-President of Chirakkadavu Grama Panchayath and that of
the public making was by Advocate Sri. Girish S. Nair, President, Vazhoor Block Panchayath.
It was Sri. Sasi Kuzhimattom, a Pravasi, who presided. Sri. R. Rajan Edayadi, Secretary of the society spoke about the various
activities and services of the society. Smt. Suja Jacob C, Vice President of the Society was also present. Felicitations were
offered by Sri. V.G. Lal, President, Chirakkadavu Grama Panchayath; Advocate C.R. Sreekumar, Chairman of the Development
Standing Committee; Sri. V.R. Madhukumar, Member of Vazhoor Block Panchayat and Sri. M.S. Mohanan, Member of N.S.S. Director
Services and activities based at Kumaranalloor, Kottayam District
was inaugurated by Sri. T.C. Roy,
Kottayam Districts has contributed the most to the cultural renaissance of Kerala. There are a large number of Pravasi
Malayalees, their family members and dependants in Kottayam which is ahead in the political and cultural fields. In Kottayam
Dist., the services of the society are based at Kumaranalloor and Ponkunnam. The inauguration of the services at Kumaranalloor
was on October 5, 2004. It was Sri. T.C. Roy, the hon'ble President of the Grama Panchayat who inaugurated the function by
lighting the ceremonial lamp. It was presided over by Professor Chandra Mohanan, Ward member. Sri. R. Rajan Edayadi spoke in
detail about the various services and activities of the society. Smt. Suja Jacob C also attended the function.
The President of the Grama Panchayat gave away financial assistance under various schemes of the society. Sri. G. Sivadasan,
field Executive of the society offered vote of thanks. Financial assistance for the widows was given to Eliamma Zacharia
Vakathanam, Vijayalekshmi of Changanacherry; and old age financial assistance to M.G. Chellamony and K. Subrahmony Asari.
President of the Grama Panchayat.
Inauguration of the Services and activities based at Aryanad
in Trivandrum District was by the
Aryanad was once a land of many agricultural products. It was a land where people lived by cultivating pepper and other
crops and selling them in the markets. With the days gone by, Aryanad lost this way of living. Thus many emigrated to the
desert countries. The Pravasi Malayalee Development Society extended its services to Aryanad when it found their grief and
suffering. It was inaugurated formally by the hon'ble member of the Legislative Assembly and Ex-Minister Sri. G. Karthikeyan
on November 3, 2004 in the esteemed presence of several Pravasees and a large gathering of people in the heart of Aryanad at
Palam Jn. This great function which was attended by the eminent citizens belonging to the three-tier Panchayat system, was a
new experience to the Aryanad people.
hon'ble Ex- Minister
Sri. G. Karthikeyan, Aryanad MLA
Financial assistance for the old aged and the widows was given to the deserving at the inaugural meeting. Financial assistance
was also given to A. Rahim who became paralyzed below his hip in an accident in the Gulf. The plates and vessels given by
the society for the poor children at the Marangad-Kannankkara Lower Primary school for taking their lunch was handed over to
the concerned. The raw materials for the 'Kaithiri Units' of the society, which are for providing jobs to the women in the
Pravasi families, were also distributed. The people welcomed and appreciated these charitable services of the society. In
his inaugural address, Sri. G. Karthikeyan remarked that the services of the society are very notable among the many
organizations in Kerala working for the welfare of the Pravasi Malayalees. At the end of his speech, he praised and blessed
the society for its services without collecting any money and without any profit motivation at a time when there are several
organizations cheating the Gulf Malayalees of their hard earned money.
At the inaugural meeting presided over by Sri. V. Bijumon, President of Aryanad Grama Panchayat, Smt. A.C. Kala, President of
Vellanad Block Panchayat; Smt. S. Jayamol, Member of the District Panchayat; Messrs. V. Shajimon and K. Sasidharan, Members of
the Block Panchayat and Sri. C. Sreekantan Nair, President of the Aryanad Service co-operative Bank spoke. Sri. R. Rajan
Edayadi detailed the working of the society Smt. Suja Jacob C. attended the meeting. Financial assistance was received by
M. Shamsudeen, Ponnumony and Aliyaru kunju under the five-year financial assistance scheme and by Sarjanath Beevi, the widow
of Abdul Jabbar under the scheme of financial assistance for the widows.
Services based at Malappuram was inaugurated by the Special
Branch Dy.S.P. Sri. T.P. Mohan Das
Malabar- a land of many patriots who became martyors in their fight against the dictatorial rule of the foreigners.
It was from the Malabar region began the flow of people to the Gulf Countries in search of jobs. The Pravasi Malayalee
Development Society began its activities and services in Malabar to cafter to the various needs of those returned home from
the Gulf countries and the family members and dependants of those working in the Gulf Countries.
The inauguration of the working of the society at Nilambur in the Malappuram district was by Sri. T.P. Mohan Das, Dy. S.P.,
Malappuram special Branch. At the inaugural meeting presided over by Sri. P.V. Hamsa, Member of Nilambur Grama Panchayat,
Sri. Mujeeb Devasseri, President, Congress Block Committee; Sri. Premnath, Mandalam Treasurer of BJP etc. spoke. Sri. R. Rajan
Edayadi, Secretary of the society and Smt. Suja Jacob C, Vice-President of the Society attended the meeting. At the meeting,
financial assistance for the widows, financial assistance for Medical Treatment and for study materials for the children of the
Pravasees were distributed.
Several problems of the Pravasees have been taken up and are being attended to. Financial assistance under the scheme of
Financial Assistance for the widows was given to Subaida P. Erumamunda, Emminu Thiruvali, Suharabi Thrikklangod, Indira
Thrikkalangod, Vijayalekshmi Kuthiradom, Fatimakutty Akkaraparambu and Sulaikha Karuva.
Financial assistance for Medical Treatment was given to Khadher Palakkot, Faizal Mampad, Kidakkadam Mohammed Karulayi, Kunji
Muhammed Irumbazhi, Abubaker Kuttuppara, Sainaba Karuvambram and Mohammed Edakkara; and educational assistance was given to
Jasiff Thiruvali, Razeena Kalamcheri, Thajunneeza and Thaznia Nilambur.
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