Trivandrum Swadeshi Festival - April 2012

The Gandhi Centre for Rural Development in colloboration with the Kerala Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi organised Fifteen days Swadeshi Festival at Thycaud Gandhi Bhavan,Trivandrum from 24
April to 8 May 2012.The Festival consists of Home Made Products Training,Home Made Products Exhibition and Seminars on various aspects of Swadeshi.

The Rural Development Minister K.C.Joseph inaugurated the Swadeshi Festival on 25 at 3pm and Kerala Public Service Commission Chairman Dr.K.S.Radhakrishnan presided over the
function.Kerala Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi Working Chairman Dr.N.Radhakrishnan will delivered
the Keynote address. Annu Uppu,Ennu Soap,Swadeshi and Sustainable Development,Swadeshi
an Alternative to Globalisation,The Swadeshi Movement in Kerala,Paper Bag an Alternative to
Plastic Carry Bag were the important seminars organised along with the Swadeshi Festival.The
Seminars focused both the theoratical and practical aspects.

As part of the Festival,Six Training programmes were also scheduled.(1)Jewel Making from 24
to 26 (2)Soap Making from 27 to 29(3)Food Processing and Jackfruit Products Making from 30
to May 2(4)Umbrella Making on 3 and 4(5)Paper Bag Making on 5 and 6(6)Consumer Products
Making on 7 and 8.In addition,a wide range of Home Made Products exhibition is also arranged
along with the Festival in order to give a first hand information to the people.

KPCC President Ramesh Chennithala inaugurated the Swadeshi Seminar Series on Swadeshi and
Sustainable Develioment on 4 May and the Gandhi Centre for Rural Develioment Chairman
Dr.T.Mathew Philip presided over the function.

Important Persons Participated the Seminars

1)K.C.Joseph,Minister for Rural Develiopment and Culture

2)Ramesh Chennithala,KPCC President

3)Dr.K.S.Radhakrishnan,Chairman,Kerala Public Service Commission

4)Dr.N.Radhakrishnan,Working Chairman,Kerala Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi

5)Adv.K.Chandrika,Mayor,Trivandrum Corporation

6)Ramani P.Nair,President,Trivandrum District Panchayat

7)Joseph Vazhackan MLA

8)P.S.Prasanth,Vice Chairman,State Youth Welfare Board

9)M.Nandakumar,State Rural Development Commissioner

10)Malayinkeezhu Venugopal,Member,Trivandrum District Panchayat

11)Prof.V.Ramdas,Secretary,Kerala Gandhi Smarak Nidhi

12)N.Nanukuttan Nair,Asst.Secretary,Kerala Gandhi Smarak Nidhi

13)Adv.Manchavilakam Jayan,State Advisory Member,Nehru Yuva Kendra

14)E.Shamsudeen,Chairman,Sabarmati Trust


Minister for Rural Develiopment and Culture K.C.Joseph inaugurating the Trvandrum SwadeshiFestival. Dr.Jacob Pulickan, Dr.K.S.Radhakrishnan, Dr.N.Radhakrishnan and Dr.M.R.Thampan sitting.



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