Evolution of Swadeshi Movement

-Started in 1998 at Trivandrum

-Initiated by the Centre for Gandhian Studies of the University of
Kerala as its Extension Activity

-Started the work in the Gandhi Study Centres run by the NGOs as an Experimental Project in Trivandrum District in 1999

-Started the work in Schools in 2000 through the Gandhi Darsan School Units in Trivandrum

-Started Soap Products Training course in 2002

-Established the Gandhi Centre for Rural Development in 2002 to coordinate the work at the state level

-Started Soap Making Training courses in Ernakulam and Calicut

-Started Food Processing Training course in 2003

-Began Regular Training Programmes in Trivandrum,Kochi and Calicut once in three months

-Started Jack Fruit Products Training course in 2004

-Started Consumer Products Training course in 2004

-Established Swadeshi Energy Management Council to coordinate the work in Rain Water Harvesting,Ferro Cement Tank construction,Wind Wheel Energy and Micro Hydal Energy generation suited for families by the end of 2004

-Started Umbrella Making course in 2005 and expanded the work in all the 14 Districts of Kerala in colloboration with the Gandhian
Organisations and other like minded organisations.

-Forced to stop the linkage with the University of Kerala by the middle of 2005 and since then the Gandhi Centre for Rural  Development

-Established Swadeshi Super Markets in Trivandrum,Kottayam and Calicut in 2006

-Started Paper Bag Making course in 2007 and initiated the Anti-Plastic Campaign throughout the state

-Started the Agarbathi and Candle Making course in 2008 and established raw material distribution centres in all the Cities

-Started Direct Marketing course in 2009

-Started Artificial Ornaments Making course by the begining of 2010 and initiated a Swadeshi Campaign - Week long Swadeshi Festival - an experimental project to generate a spirit among the people Swadeshi and Swadeshi Activities.

-Started Glass Painting and Fabric Painting course in June 2011



52nd Swadeshi Festival(20 Days)
Dates: 1 - 24 April 2017
Venue : YMCA,Behind Secretariat,Trivandrum

April 1,2,3       :  Soap Making
April   4,5        :  Consumer Products
April    6,7       :  Eco Farming
April 8,9,10     :  Cake Making
April  11,12     :  Paper Bag
April 17,18,19 : Jackfruit Products Making 
April 20,21      : Umbrella Making
April 22,23,24 : Food Processing
Training Material Cost per Course Rs.200
Timing 10 - 5pm
For Details:94471 54338 & 94959 54338