Workshop on waste material usage :
Jan Sikshan Sansthan (JSS), Kozhikode in association with Association for
Welfare of Handicapped (AWH), will conduct a workshop on uses from waste
materials at the AWH Centre, Kallai, on March 27.
Experts will hold demonstrations on separating wastes into different
categories, manufacture of bio fertilizers for use in medicinal plant,
safed musli and vanila cultivation, setting up of bio gas plant using cow
dung and chicken droppings. Panchayat members from Kozhikode, Malappuram
and Wayanad Districts, NGOs, environmental groups Interested groups are
requested to register with The Director, JSS, Chalappuram, Kozhikode, by
March 25. Telephone: 2701322.
Consumer Rights Day to be
KOZHIKODE:The Kozhikode district Consumer
Protection Forum will organise a seminar to commemorate the World Consumer
Rights Day, at the Town Hall here on March 15. The Mayor, Thottathil
Raveendran, will inaugurate the seminar. T M Rajashekaran, lawyer, and the
Agmark district marketing officer, M N Ramachandran, will speak on the
provisions of the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act and `Agmark products
and consumers' respectively.
The Dak Adalat of the Calicut Postal Division will be
held at the Calicut Head Post Office at 11 a m on March 29. Complaints may
be sent to K P Vineetha, Inspector, Public Grievances Customer Care
Centre, Kozhikode -673001, by March 22.
Telecom Adalat in March end :
KOZHIKODE:Secondary Switching Area (SSA)
will hold its next adalat during the last week of March to settle long
pending complaints\grievances of telephone subscribers of Kozhikode
Revenue District. Complainants should have exhausted all normal channels
of communication towards redressal of their grievances before submitting
complaints to the Adalat. Fresh complaints, complaints pending settlements
in courts and complaints from Associations would not be entertained in the
Adalat. Complaints with all details should be addressed to K.Balakrishnan,
assistant general manager (OP), office of the general manager, telecom,
BSNL, Kozhikode-673001 to reach him on or before March 5, 2004.
KOZHIKODE:The Kerala Government Medical College Teachers
Association (KGMCTA) has expressed concern over the reported review by the
Calicut Medical College Hospital Development Committee (HDC) with regard
to the setting up of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit at the
The KGMCTA State president, S Abdul Khader, said that the
decision to set up the MRI unit had been taken following a unanimous
decision by the College Committee of Management (CCM), comprising
professors of all departments. The KGMCTA said that "vested interests were
behind the review move to scuttle the venture". G Rajan, KGMCTA unit
secretary, said that MRI was an indispensable diagnostic tool in super-speciality
care and that the Calicut Medical College which catered to the needs of
patients in the districts of North Kerala needed the facility badly.
festival inaugurated :
KOZHIKODE: The District Judge, M N Krishnan, inaugurated a family
festival organised under the aegis of the Court Complex Staff Recreation
Club here recently. The chairman of the club, K Premnath, presided. The
keynote address was delivered by P K Gopi, poet. The prizes to the winners
in the contests organised on the occasion were presented by the Additional
District Judge, B Kemal Pasha.
of DHH undertaken :
KOZHIKODE:The Tourism Minister, P Sankaran, inaugurated the ground
floor of the new building of the District Homeo Hospital at Eranhikkal
here recently. The District Panchayat president, M K Nalini, presided. A C
Shanmughadas, MLA, inaugurated the work of the first floor. The District
Collector, T O Sooraj, inaugurated the 25-bed in-patient block and the
Health Committee Standing Committee chairman, K Narayanankutty, the
Bishop dedicates pipe
organ to church :
The Church of South India (CSI) North Kerala Diocese Bishop,
George Isaac, dedicated a pipe organ to the CSI Cathedral at a
thanksgiving service held there yesterday. In his sermon to an audience
comprising devotees and connoisseurs of music, the bishop highlighted the
relevance of music in a person's life - in happy and difficult times.
"The pitch and rhythm of music has a deep impact in an individual's
life,'' he said. The noted organist from Chennai, Ebenezer Edwin,
accompanied by the Cathedral choir rendered the Halleluiha chorus from
Frederick Handel's classical composition `Messiah', as the inaugural
piece. The composition `Glorious', by Mozart was another piece played by
Edwin. The Cathedral is the first church in Kerala to have a pipe organ.
The organ with nine octaves is a gift from the congregation of the St.
Aidan's Church, Sheltenham, Gloucester, near London. Later, at a public
meeting held at the Cathedral, the District Collector, T O Sooraj, and the
City Police Commissioner, T K Vinod Kumar, offered felicitations.
college to underake national worshop:
Madappally Govt College and the Vatakara MCA
Centre of Calicut University will jointly organise a national workshop on
Applied Physics and Information Technology on the Madappally College
Campus on February 20 and 21. The workshop is aimed at familiarising the
common man with the new trends and developments in science and technology.
Noted research scholars from across the country will
present papers on the occasion. The workshop will give emphasis on Mobile
Communication Technology, Embedded System, Computer Hardware System,
Speech and Image Processing, Optical Communication Technology, Quantum
Computing and Artificial Neutral System, etc. Tourism Minister P Shankaran
will inaugurate the workshop and District Collector T O Sooraj will be the
chief guest. The official website of the College -
will be inaugurated by C K Nanu MLA.
meet on Feb 16 :
KOZHIKODE: The 24-th session of the South History
Congress will be held at the Calicut University from February 16 to 18.
About 600 historians from Bihar, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil
Nadu, Pondicherry, Goa and Kerala are expected to attend the three-day
Congress, according to a release from the Calicut University History
Thyagaraja festival from Feb
Saint Thyagaraja Aradhana Trust will organise `Thyagaraja
Uthsavam-2004' here from February 6 to 10. Talking to media persons on
Tuesday, the managing trustee, A. Ramanathan, the trustees, M D Rajamani
and Bala Subramaniyan, said that the festival would be inaugurated by the
noted musician Neyyattinkara Mohanachandran at the Tali Padmashree Kalyana
Mandapam here on February 6. The industrialist and lover of music, Nalli
Kuppuswamy Chetti, would be the chief guest on the occasion. The former
Director of Doordarshan, A. Natarajan, would deliver the keynote address.
A `Harikatha-Sangeetha Upanyasam' on `Thyagarajar Kanda Ramayanam' by
Jayanti Raman and her group would be held after the inaugural function.
Carnatic music concerts would be organised for five days from Friday.
Satyagraha by farmers :
KOZHIKODE: Farmers would stage an indefinite satyagraha from February 16, including picketing of the Secretariat, State
Nabard office, State Land Mortgage Bank and State Cooperative Bank,
demanding waiver of agriculture loans. This decision was taken at a
meeting held here recently.
Representatives of farmers' groups from Kozhikode,
Kasaragod, Kannur, Palakkad, Wayanad and Malappuram districts participated
in the meeting. They said that the protest had been necessitated following
the steep fall in the prices of cash crops during the periods 1996-97 and
2002-03, and the inability of farmers in repaying the loans procured by
Science exhibition to
showcase talent :
KOZHIKODE: The Zamorin's Higher Secondary School at Tali here is being dressed up for the
18th Southern India Science Fair 2003-2004, which will be held from
January 29 to February 2. Nearly 600 students would participate in the
show, said the Mayor Thottathil Ravidran, chairman of the organising
committee of the fair, the District Collector, T.O. Sooraj, and M.K. Raju,
Deputy Director for Education, Kozhikode and programme general convener.
The fair would showcase science exhibits and projects that had been
selected in State -level contests. The exhibits and projects would be from
five southern States. Projects by teachers would also be among the
exhibits. There would be trophies and scholarships for the best exhibits
and projects. The event is a joint endeavour of the Viswesarayya
Industrial and Technological Museum in Bangalore and the Education
Science Fair to begin from
Jan 29 :
The 18th Southern India Science
Fair 2004, organised jointly by the Department of Education and the
Vishwesharaiya Industrial and Technology Museum, Bangalore, will be held
here at the Zamorin’s Higher Secondary School from January 29 to February
Education Minister Nalakath Soopy will inaugurate the fair. Winners of the
State-level science exhibition from the five states of Karnataka, Tamil
Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry and Kerala will take part in the science
fair. This is the first time that fair is being organised here.
Students can take part in the individual and group events. New discoveries
will be given prominence in the fair. A science drama competition will
also be held.
Dharna by Hindu Aikya Vedi
on Jan 22:
KOZHIKODE: The Marad Araya
Samajam has extended its full support to the dharna being organized by the
Hindu Aikya Vedi in front of the Secretariat on January 22, protesting
against the delay in instituting CBI inquiry into the May 9 killings.
Addressing a press conference here yesterday, Samajam secretary T Suresh
flayed the government for its lackadaisical approach on the demand for CBI
probe, which was an important component of the compromise formula.
Warning that the delay would invite serious consequences, Suresh wanted
the Gandhians, who were the mediators in the discussions, to clarify their
stand on the issue. Many organizations and cultural leaders have said that
CBI inquiry would be the only way to bring out the conspiracy behind the
murders. It is unbecoming of a democratic government to wreck the
agreement at the instance of the police and Muslim extremists, he said.
Chief Minister A K Antony, who had a secret discussion with the NDF, is
implementing the agenda of the Muslim extremists. "The Samajam strongly
protests Antony's actions which will harm the peaceful atmosphere
prevailing here after the discussions between both communities", he said.
A meeting of various Hindu organizations to be held on February 14 will
chalk out the future strategies, Suresh said. Marad Arya Samajam president
K Dasan and Hindu Aikya Vedi district general secretary P K Sahadevan were
KCBC media awards :
Paravur George, Perumbadavam Sreedharan, George Kurukoor, Rex
Issacs and David Painadath had been selected for the Kerala Catholic
Bishops Council's (KCBC) media awards for 2003, Fr Devassy Kollamkudiyil,
secretary KCBC media Commission, said here today.
Work on international
convention soon :
Calicut Development Authority (CDA) will begin the initial work on the
ambitious international convention centre in the city this year itself.
Detailing CDA's plan for 2004, its chairman M C Mayin Haji stated that the
Rs 100 million project, once completed, would change the face of the city.
''The CDA is planning to implement the project with the
Rotary Club. The fund will be provided by the Club and the Union Ministry
of Urban Development. The site for the project is yet to be identified
though we have certain locations in mind,'' Mayin Haji said.
Kozhikode is slowly becoming the centre of convention
tourism with many national organisations choosing the city for their
seminars and conventions. One major hurdle before the organisers is the
lack of infrastructure to conduct large conventions.''This problem will be
solved once and for all after the completion of the convention centre,''
Konkani Parishad :
KOZHIKODE: The 24-th All India Konkani Parishad will be
held here from February 13 to 15. The Parishad will be a confluence of
persons belonging to various religious communities who had Konkani as the
Tribute to C H Haridas :
KOZHIKODE: Congress 'S' district committee
will pay tributes to C H Haridas on his 19th death anniversary . Floral
tributes will be paid on the day at 8 O'Clock at C H Haridas memorial at
Mahe. A symposium will also be organized 3 pm at Kozhikode Town Hall. The
symposium will be presided by Congress S district president Ramachandran
Kadannapalli. KPCC president K Muraleedharan will inaugurate the
In the symposium T K Hamsa., Advocate P S Sreedharan
Pillai and Panniyan Ravindran will participate. The rememberance meet at 5
pm will be inaugurated by V C Kabir MLA. Advocate Karakulam Krishna Pillai,
Sulaiman Ravuthar, N P Pradeep Kumar, T M Sathar and Ajish Adalath will
speak on the occasion.
Polio drops to be
administered tomorrow :
KOZHIKODE: Baradwaj Pallat DMO, told the media persons that as part of the polio
eradication programme, all children below the age of five, numbering
2,64,134 would be given polio drops in 2,134 booths tomorrow. The
administration of polio drops will be inaugurated by District Collector T
O Suraj. The polio drops will be administered from 8 pm to 5 pm. In
railway stations, bus stations and aerodrome, its administration would
start from 5 pm. Also mobile services are also administering the drops.
It is hoped that by 2005, polio can be eradicated. In the press meet, C M
Abubecker and P S Abdulla Koya participated.
District Hand book will
released today :
M M Hassan will release today the Hand book on Kozhikode district which is
published by Information and Public Relations department. The function
which is to be held at Press Club hall will be presided by T PM Sahir MLA.
The book will be handed to Press Club president N P Rajendran.
Motor vehicle strike on Tuesday :
KOZHIKODE: The Joint Action Council of motor vehicle
employees has called for a State-wide strike on January 6 in protest
against the hike in prices of petrol and diesel. The strike will be from 6
a.m. to 6 p.m.
CITU State secretary Elamaram Kareem said employees
working in bus, autorickshaw, lorry, taxi car, jeep, trucker and mini
lorry would participate in the strike. The vehicles of Sabarimala
pilgrims, however, have been exempted. The action council has requested
the owners of private vehicles also to join the strike.
The Council consists of CITU, INTUC, AITUC, BMS, STU,
HMS, UTUC, TUCI and INLC. It said the hike was imposed at a time when the
motor vehicle industry was facing a severe crisis and exhorted the people
to protest against the decision.
Vanilla seminar to be conducted :
KOZHIKODE: A Vanilla cultivation seminar will be
undertaken at Kuroppada Service Cooperative Bank on today At the seminar
which will be conducted at 2 O' clock, classes will be conducted by
experts on the subject.
Science fair in Kozhikode :
KOZHIKODE: The South Indian School Sciences
Fair will be held at the Zamorin's Higher Secondary School in Tali here
from January 29 to Februray 2. A total of 600 students from the states of
Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry will
participate in the science fair with innovative science and technical
concepts and devices development by them. The fair is being organized by
the state gov ernment with the cooperation of the Viswharaya Museum,
There will be competitions in three categories-individual, group and
teacher's presentation. A science drama from each participating state of
the duration of 30 minutes will be part of the competitions. The
state-level winners are participating in the fair. A meeting chaired by
the district Panchayat president M K Nalini has formed an organizing
committee with the Education Deputy Director M K Raju as convener for the
successful conduct of the fair. The governor, chief minister, education
minister, health minister, MPs and MLAs representing the district are
patrons of the organizing committee. A total of Rs 1.5 million has been
earmarked for the programme.
Workshop undertaken :
Assistant Director K Subaider inaugurated workshop for Vanilla farmers at
Nightingale Echo Tourism Club. The workshop was presided over by Advocate
Antony Sebastian. Mulleri Karunakaran Nair and P C Sreenivasan also spoke
on the occasion. K M Prakash, Sebastian Valavananickal and Babu Alakkal
took classes. T V Abraham welcomed the gathering and M S Thankachan said
vote of thanks.
opened to rail traffic :
KOZHIKODE: The new Kadalundi bridge was opened to rail traffic after
conducting a speed test yesterday morning. A special train was arranged
for conducting the speed test from Kozhikode to Parappanangadi and
vice-versa at around 10 am.
Railway Safety Commissioner Pranab Kumar Sen, had given his assent
yesterday after conducting a trial run across the bridge. The trial run
was conducted from Vadakumbatt at Manoor to Heros Nagar at Vallikunnu. An
engine was allowed to run from Feroke railway station to Kadalundi at a
speed of 60 km per hour at 5 pm. Later the Mangalore-Chennai Mail passed
across the bridge at 7-30 pm. However, three bogies had hit the side of
the newly constructed platform of the Kadalundi railway station. The
destruction of a few slabs of the platform had caused panic among the
Army entrance results :
KOZHIKODE: Dec 19: The Kozhikode Branch
Recruiting Office has published the results of the Army Common Entrance
Examination held at the St. Mary’s College grounds at Sulthan Bathery in
Wayanad, the Assistance Recruiting Officer, S K Sharma said in a press
conference here today.
IIT team visits harbour site :
KOZHIKODE: Dec 19: An expert team from the Indian Institute of
Technology, Chennai, visited the site of the estuarine-type mini-harbour
proposed at Cheruvathur near here on Thursday. The team comprised V
Sunderan and Sensi Rajan from the IIT.
The IIT has been entrusted the task of the
studying the project proposals in detail and make a
feasibility-cum-technical report on the proposal. The proposed breakwater
of the harbour could extend up to 300 metres from the bar mouth. As many
as six lakh cubic metres of sand and clay under the sea has to be dredged
out to form the proposed 60-metrewide channel for the harbour.
KOZHIKODE: A few posts of lecturers to be appointed on ad hoc basis are
vacant at Computer Engineering Department of the National Institute of
Technology – Calicut. Qualification required is first class B.Tech or
equivalent in Computer Science and Engineering. The salary offered is Rs
10,560 (consolidated). Those interested can appear for a walk-in
interview with original certificates on December 16 at 9.30 a.m. at the
office of the director, NIT-C.
Padmaprabha award presented :
The Padmaprabha Memorial Award for 2002 was presented
to the poet, Akkitham by Vishnunarayanan Namboodiri at a function held at
the Little Flower UP School at Manathavadi in Wayanad today. The
prestigious award, instituted by the Padmaprabha Trust, carries a cash
prize of Rs 55,000 and a citation.
Among the leading writers in Malayalam present at a
function were Yusuf Ali Kecheri president, Kerala Sahithya Akademi, who
presided C Radhakrishanan and short-writer Unnikrishanan Puthoor, who
delivered the Padmaprabha Commemmorative lecture. The Mathrubhumi Managing
Editor, P V Chandran, released a book on the life and times of Padmaprabha,
who was a former member of the Madras Legislative Assembly.
Plane with first batch of Haj pilgrims to depart on 24th:
First plane with haj pilgrims availing benefit of State
Haj Committee will depart on December 24th at 11 o'clock from Karipur
Airport. The AirIndia 747 Boeing, will carry 410 haj pilgrims. On January
11th the last batch will depart.
The match between new GM R B Ramesh and GM Koneru Humpi
as well as the match between Sandeepan Chanda and Abhijit Kunde ended in a
draw. Anther match between GM Praveen Thipse and International Master T S
Ravi.also ended in a draw.
Drivers union meet
The Kerala State Transport
Drivers Union's state meet which started with great demonstrations was
inaugurated by S U Janapal, MLA. Workers participation is needed in order
to srengthen public enterprises, he said.
Catholic Syrian Bank
gets a new logo :
KOZHIKODE: The Catholic Syrian Bank
Limited has launched its new logo at a function held here in connection
with the Bank's 84th Foundation Day on Wednesday.
Mayor Thottathil Raveendran unveiled the new logo at the function presided
over by Malabar Chamber of Commerce president J A Majeed. The new logo and
colour scheme was launched simultaneously at all the five zonal offices in
the State and at the zonal offices in Coimbatore, Chennai and Mumbai.
library, research centre added to Govt Law College :
KOZHIKODE: The new library and research centre of the Government Law
College here is being given the final touches as it awaits inauguration on
Friday. Abdussamad Samadhani MP, who is also an alumnus of the college,
will inaugurate it.
''The new building will house the library and internet
centre and is aimed at promoting the research activities. Apart from
research scholars, even the students preparing for moot court competitions
and other competitive exams can make use of the facilities at the
centre,'' says principal Radha G Nair.
''We are planning to get the NAAC accreditation before
December 2005. And the new library and research centre, complete with
internet facility, would greatly advance our prospects for getting a good
star grading,'' she adds. Rs 10 lakh for the works on the centre had come
from the MP's fund of Abdussamad Samadhani while Rs 4 lakh was donated by
the State Government.Along with the inauguration of the Centre, the
official website of the college will also be launched on Friday.
IIMK seminar from Nov 15:
The Indian Institute of Management (Kozhikode) will organise its fourth Annual Management Seminar "Horizons: Exploring the
Frontiers of Management" here on November 15 and 16. Priyesh Pandey, Team
Horizon, IMK said Horizons 2003 will cover themes which had been chosen
keeping in mind contemporary issues and emerging trends
inter-active meet on Dec 20th:
college vice-principal Dr K Paravathy inaugurated the website WWW. THANAL
FOUNDATION.ORG." which is part of the Indian Medical Association efforts
to combat suicide among the population.
The concerned authorities informed that an interaction with the general
public would be held on December 20th on the role of religions in
combating suicide. Various religious leaders are expected to participate
and the venue has been decided as Kozhikode Town hall.
The function on the occasion of third year of formation of "Thanal" was
presided over by IMA senior vice-president Dr Abdulkader. Thanal
Foundation Trust Chairman Dr M Vijayakumar, Thanal director Dr P N Suresh
Kumar and others spoke on the occasion. The staff which has a strength of
50 will help individuals who are suffering from stress psychologically due
to various factors. Trained staff will offer free service from 10 am to 7
pm. Strict confidentiality will be maintained of those who seek help.
Subicsha project takes
off at Perambra :
The ambitious multi-crore
coconut-based project - Subicsha - of Perambra block panchayat, conceived
by District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) under Swarn Jayanthi Gram
Swarozgar Yojana and designed by experts at Indian Institute of Management
- Kozhikode, was launched at a glittering function held at Government
Higher Secondary School here this evening.
Rural Development Minister C F Thomas declared open the
Rs 14.1-crore project, which would help empower women members of about
7,000 poor families, to the applause of the sea of humanity that thronged
the school grounds.
The Minister expressed the hope that the innovative
project, aimed at promoting entrepreneurship among rural women, will
ensure overall growth to the otherwise backward Perambra area. He opined
that Subicsha project (Sustainable Business Development of Innovative
Coconut-based Micro Enterprises for Holistic Growth and Poverty
Alleviation) would give a facelift for rural development schemes in the
Karipur Airport opens
to night flights :
The night skies over the city are finally all set to come alive with the
blinking lights of aircraft making their way to the Karipur Airport, with
the airport finally getting installed with the light system to facilitate
night operations here. Air-India flight AI 913, carrying 35 passengers on
board, took off to Damam at 7.45 p.m. on Sunday thus signalling a new era
in the aviation history of Malabar.
Today's flight is only an observational one meant to
test the night landing and take off facilities that have been installed at
the airport. "The same flight will come to Calicut as AI 914 from Damam on
Monday morning at 5.30 a.m.," said Air-India airport manager Muthukoya."
As our airport is situated on a hilly terrain we have not been able to
introduce night operations here so far. But the lead-in-light system,
introduced for the first time in the country, will do away with this
constraint," said Airport Director M Suba Rao.Approach lighting for 150
metres, runway lighting, PAPI _ a cluster of four lights on the ground
that gives the precise landing angle and obstacle lights on the nearby
hills have all been set up to help guide the pilots in landing the
aircraft during nights.
cardamom auction centre starts :
KOZHIKODE: The first auction centre for cardamom in North Kerala will start
functioning at the agriculture wholesale market in Vengeri here from
October 27. The Spices Board chairman, C J Jose, will inaugurate the
auction centre at 11am tomorrow. A total of 50 traders, including spice
merchants from the UAE, are expected to take part in the auction tomorrow.
The auction at the new centre will be held on all Mondays.
The Green Agro Trade Links (P) Limited, Kalpetta, is
setting up the centre. The main beneficiaries would be cardamom growers in
the Malappuram, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Kannur and Wyanad districts and the
Nilgris district of Tamil Nadu, who have to go all the way to either
Kumili or Vandanmed now to participate in auctions.
"I" group to hold convention on 21st:
KOZHIKODE: As part of the
drumming up support for the ouster of the Chief Minister A K Antony, the Karanakaran faction of the Congress party will hold its Kozhikode
convention at the Tagore Centenary Hall, rechristened as Dr K G Adiyodi
Nagar at 11am today.
The minister for health and family welfare, P Sankaran,
the senior Congress leader P C Chacko, the KPCC general secretaries Raj
Mohan Unnithan, K P Kunhikrishnan and N Venugopal , the UDF chief whip in
the Assembly PP George and the MLA's P P Thankachan and EM Augustie are
also expected to participate in the district level convention. The
District Congress Committee (DCC) president , M Veerankutty stated 3000
people would participate in the function.
meet on 22nd:
KOZHIKODE: The fifth annual South Indian Conference
of Medical Technologists beginning here on October 22 will discuss the
challenges faced by lab technologists in the region. Addressing
newspersons here on Monday, A N Anoop, secretary, Students' Association of
Medical Technologists (SAMT), said the meet would urge the governments
concerned to help them meet the growing challenges in the field by
redressing their grievances.
Over 1000 students from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka,
besides Kerala, would participate in the conference to be inaugurated by
Calicut University Vice-Chancellor Prof Syed Iqbal Hasnain, he said.
anniversary of Vallathol today :
A memorial for Mahakavi Vallathol is being got up
at his birthplace at Chennara village in Malappuram district. It
will be dedicated to the memory of the poet at a function today, on
the 125th birth anniversary of the poet.
The Vallathol Smraka Samithi president, Vallathol
Vishwanatha Menon and the secretary, Gopinath Chennara, said the
activities of the samiti would centre on popularising the
poetic-artistic works of MahakaviVallathol. It would also highlight
his ideals of nationalism and communal amity. The ancestral home of
the poet at Pulluni is being converted into a memorial.
Jawan V K
Kumaran's body received at Karipur :
KOZHIKODE:The body of the Jawan, V K Kumaran, of Thikkodi
near here, who was shot dead at Konza in Arunachel Pradesh, was
received here yesterday at the Karipur Airport. The Kannur 122
Infantry Battalion led by Naik Subedar, M K Venugopal and P V Rajan
received the body at the airport. The Tahasildar, K Rajagopalan,
placed a wreath on behalf of the District Collector.
Kozhikode NCC group
The Kozhikode NCC Group cadets have emerged
winners at the Inter-group competitions held in Thiruvananthapuram
from October 3 to 14. The contigents from Thiruvananathapuram,
Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Kozhikode N CC Groups participated
in various competitions at the camp. Each contigent had 58 cadets.
The camp was held to select cadets who would represent the state and
Lakshadweep at the Republic Day camp in Delhi on January 26,2004. Lt
Col Ravi Ramath led the Kozhikode NCC Group contingent.