Kollam Swadeshi Festival

The Gandhi Centre for Rural Development in colloboration with the Kollam Centre for Gandhian Studies and Research,Kollam Sarvodaya Mandalam and the Rotary Club of Quilon East organised Thirteen days  Swadeshi Festival at Olayil Rotary Club Hall from 10 to 22 April 2012.The Festival consists of Home Made Products Training, Home Made Products Exhibition and Seminars on various aspects of Swadeshi. The Labour Minister Shibu Baby John inaugurated the Swadeshi Festival on 10 April at 10.30am and Dr.Jacob Pulickan,Director,Gandhi Centre for Rural Development presided over the function.The Rotary Club of Quilon East Prof.Dr.B.Harikumar delivered the Keynote address.The  Kollam Sarvodaya Mandalam President N.Janardhanan Nair and G.R.Krishnakumar Participated.

Annu Uppu,Ennu Soap,Swadeshi and Sustainable Development,Paper Bag an Alternative to Plastic Carry Bag were the important seminars organised along with the Swadeshi Festival.The Seminars  focused boththe theoratical and practical aspects.Prayar Gopalakrishnan Ex MLA inaugurated the Seminar Swadeshi and Sustainable Development and Kollam District Panchayat President R.Gopalakrishna Pillai inaugurated the Anti-Plastic Campaign.

As part of the Festival,Five Training programmes  were also conducted.(1)Jewel Making (2)Soap Making  (3)Food Processing and Jackfruit Products Making (4)Umbrella Making (5)Paper Bag Making .In addition,a wide range of Home Made Products exhibition was also arranged along with the Festival in order to give a first hand information to the people.

Prayar Gopalakrishnan Inaugurating the seminar on Swadeshi and Sustainable Development.Dr.Jacob Pulickan and B.Balachandran are sitting.



Labour Minister Shibu Baby John Inaugurating the Kollam Swadeshi Festival.N.Janardhanan Nair, Dr.Jacob Pulickan Prof.Dr.B.Harikumar and Choolur V.Bhaskaran Nair are sitting.


Kollam District Panchayat President R.Gopalakrishna Pillai inaugurating the Anti - Plastic Campaign.Dr.Jacob Pulickan,T.Santhosh and Prof.Dr.B.Harikumar sitting.
Dr.Jacob Pulickan welcoming the Dignatories A View of the Swadeshi Home Made Products Exhibition organised as part of the Kollam Swadeshi Festival


54th Swadeshi Festival(21 Days)
Dates: 6 - 26 July 2018

Venue : YMCA Hall,Behind Secretariat,Trivandrum

July   6,7,8                :  Soap Making
July 9,10                  : Consumer Products
July 11,12                  : Paper Bag
July 13,14,15          :  Cake Making
July 16,17,18           : Food Processing
July 19,20                : Umbrella Making
July 21,22,23,24      : Jackfruit Products Making
July 25,26                : Eco Farming
Training Material Cost per Course Rs.200
Timing 10 - 5pm
For Details:94471 54338 & 94959 54338