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KUMATTIPULLU (PARPADAKAPULLU} CULTIVATION

Kummatti is a traditional folk art form of Kerala performed especially during the season of Onam ,the grandest festival of the state. The youth in groups perform this art ,donning themselves in facemasks and a cover dress made of a particular kind of grass commonly known as Kummattippullu or Parpadakappullu having the scientific name Olden Landea,and in the streets of villages and towns of Kerala ,especially in Thrissur and Palakkad Districts.

During recent years this art form faced threat of extinction due to the scarcity of the grass to make the robe of Kummatties.which disappeared from its natural habitats ,ie ,in the wastelands and on the sides of mud roads as part of the land developments in both rural and urban area.When Sri.Arun ,of Kizhakkumpattukara Kummatti Sangham approached Dr.Jalaja.S.Menon of Kerala Agricultural University for their help,Dr.Jalaja contacted Kudumbashree District Mission in turn.

The District Mission Team under the leadership of District Mission Co-ordinator Sri.K.V.Jyothish Kumar,conducted several meetings in various parts of the District to identify the areas in which this grass grew.As a result of efforts which took weeks,we got information that it is growing in parts of Thalikulam ,Thiruvilwamala,and Kondazhy Panchayats.The growth in Thalikulam was not much but in Kondazhy they were aplenty in the forest area. Kondazhy Gramapanchayath came forward to help the CDS and farmers for the cultivation and protection of Kummattippullu .Gramapanchayat President Smt.Sridevi took special interest for in this programme.Groups of farmers collected grass from inland roadsides and even from forest area.Smt.Kavitha the JEVA member from the Panchayat lead these groups in their field activities.

On 28th August 2017 the groups handed over the collected grass to Sri.Arun of Kizhakkumpattumkara Kummattisangham.The function was inaugurated by hon:District Panchayat President Smt.Sheela Vijayakumar ,and was presided over by Smt.Sridevi,Kondazhy Gramapanchayat President.A total of 15 bags containing 30 kgs.each were handed over to Sri.Arun.They also preserved some as seedlings for cultivation in next year.We hope we will be able to provide the entire quantity necessary for all Kummatti groups in the District and even neighbouring Districts in the coming years and preserve a tradition that would otherwise have gone down memory lane.

Smruthy 2017

  It was a special Balasabha programme conducted in connection with Gandhi Jayanthi.we organised so many programmes as part of this,such as drawing competition,poetry writing and story writing.winners got prizes and certificates.Block Panchayath President inaugurated the programme.There were 87 children participated in it.

Community Counselling Campaign On Independence Day

Community Counselling Campaign was conducted On Independence Day in vaiuos CDS.Community counsellors were partcipated in the procession by carrying play cards on Couselling services given by CCs.

Film Exhibition Organised on Independence Day

film Exhibition Organised on Independence day at Kolazhy Panchayath.Gender RPs,CDS Chairpersons,CDS members,Elected representatives,Gender supporting teammembers were participated in the programme.The show reflected the status of women before and after Independence.A poster exhibition also conducted as part of gender sensitisation.

"Munbe Parannavakkoppam"

" Munbe Parannavarkkoppam " was the special Balasabha Programme of Balasabha related to Independece Day.In this programme Balasabha children gathered together in ward level and interacted with a pre identified senior citizen ,either who are participated in the freedom movement or a social reformer.

Film show for Balasabha children at Athirappilly CDS

A Film show was conducted for Balasabha children under the age group of 13 to 18.There were 50 Children participated in it.The Film was Children of Heaven.

Saantwanam Blood Donation Camp

A blood donation camp was organized by District Saantwanam Volunteers in colloboration with Jay Hind Swayam Sahayaka Sangam and IMA, Thrissur at Chazhur Madrasa Hall on 23-07-2017. 53 volunteers donated their blood for a cause. The idea came from volunteers in last month review meeting. The camp was inaugurated by Dist. Panchayat President Sheela Vijayakumar and presided by Chazhur Panchayat President. District Mission Co-Ordinator K V Jothish Kumar gave Key Address.

Micro Enterprises Product Exhibition

District Mission organized ME product exhibition being the part of Jeevanam - 2017 campaign. The same was inagurated by Adat Grama Panchayath President on 11th July 2017 at Panchayath community hall. The event led to evaluate the present status of ME product and sought the ways to improve the quality of product from the production stage to marketing stage. The State ME team includes PO(Org & ME) & Assi. State Programme Manager (Marketing) could take part of the event. Validatory ceremony inagurated by Hon. District Panchayath President & Kudumbashree Governing Body member Smt. Sheela Vijayakumar. DMC, ME & Marketing team organized the event with whole hearted support of State team & LSGDs. The event could create a new venture to scale up the Micro enterprises activities.

 

NJATTUVELACHANDHA

 11 cds of thrissur district conducted njattuvelachandha associated with service co operative banks,other service organisations and MKSP ithal JEVA team. Total turn over of the kudumbashree products is 259928

Balasabha Module

For the fruit full functioning of Balasabha,the district Mission team prepared a Module of Balasabha which will be help full for Resource persons and convenors also.

Laharikkolangal

Kudumbashree district Mission,Thrissur formed a street play team.The play named ‘Laharikkolangal’.The play deals with the problems of Alcoholism.

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