Sunday, December 20, 2015

Alappuzha district/ jilla Agri-Horticultural Society

Alappuzha district/ jilla Agri-Horticultural Society has organised Agrex 2015, an exhibition on agriculture, floriculture and industry .

From 10 day exhibition from 19th december 2015 at   SDV grounds alappuzha

Friday, December 18, 2015

International Research Centre for Below Sea Level Farming Alappuzha kerala India

The International Research Centre for Below Sea Level Farming is being set up by the M.S. Swaminathan Foundation at Mankombu, Alappuzha,

There would be two units under the research centre — one at Mankombu and the other at Kumarakom.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

ottaal the trap

a movie by Jayaraj shot entirely in the backwaters and canals of kuttanad in alappuzha district of kerala.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Dogs of kerala

Vayalar award

The Vayalar Award is given for the best literary work in Malayalam. The award was instituted in 1977 by the Vayalar Ramavarma Memorial Trust in memory of the poet and lyricist Vayalar Ramavarma (1928-1975).

 A sum of Rs.1,00,000/-, a silver plate and certificate constitutes the award. It is presented each year on October 27, the death anniversary of Vayalar.

Winner 2015            Subhash Chandran                          Manushyanu Oru Aamukham

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Snake boat races in kerala

Snake boat racing season starts with The Chambakkulam boat race is held on the Moolam star in the month of ‘Mithunam’ in the Malayalam calendar.

There will be participation of 19 boats, including five ‘chundan valloms’ (snake boats) capable of accommodating over 100 oarsmen each.
Smaller ones called ‘churulan’, ‘oadi’ and ‘veppu’ are the other categories of boats taking part in the race.

Other boat races are  Neerettupuram, Pulinkunnu, Karuvatta, Haripad, Mannar, and Kayamkulam.

Nehru trophy boat race at Punnamada in August will be the most prestigious event among the boat races.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Reading week celebrations alappuzha kerala

The alappuzha district administration will organise reading week celebrations from June 19 to 25, 2015.

Reading Day will be observed on June 19.

district-level inauguration of the programme on June 19.

Venue: Cherthala Government Girls Higher Secondary School

inauguration:  P. Thilothaman, MLA

Presided by District Collector N. Padmakumar

Keynote address:  lyricist Vayalar Saratchandra Varma.  ( son of  lyricist Vayalar Rama Varma)

Distinguished personalities in education and cultural fields will be felicitated by district panchayat president U. Pratibhahari.

Seminars on literary works of famous writers will be held at SD College from June 19 to 25 2015 

. A rally to highlight the importance of reading will be taken out from SD College to the home of P.N. Panikker, a pioneer in library movement, at Neelamperoor.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

केरल के हाउस बोट

केरल  के  हाउस बोट विश्व  प्रसिद  है । हर वर्ष अनेक यात्री देश विदेश से हाउस बोट  सवारी का मजा लेने केरल थे है ।

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Farming in Kuttanad alappuzha

The Kuttanad region is broadly classified into three divisions:

Lower Kuttanad
Upper Kuttanad
North Kuttanad
Lower Kuttanad comprises taluks of Ambalapuzha taluk, Kuttanad (excluding Edathua, Thalavady and Muttar, and the northern half of Karthikapally taluk in Alappuzha district).

Upper Kuttanad comprises Veeyapuram village in Karthikapally taluk, Edathua,Thalavady, Kidangara and Muttar in Kuttanad taluk; Chennithala village in Mavelikkara Taluk, Mannar, Kuruttissery, Budhanur, Ennakkad villages in Chengannur taluk of Alappuzha district; and Parumala, Kadapra, Niranam, Pulikeezhu, Peringara,Chathenkeri, Nedumpuram, villages of Thiruvalla taluk in Pathanamthitta district.

North Kuttanad comprises Vaikom taluk, western parts of Kottayam taluk, and western parts of Changanacherry taluk in Kottayam district.

It is noted for its farming below sea level (about 4 to 10 feet). Four major rivers in Kerala viz. Pampa, Meenachil, Achankovil and Manimala flow into the region.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Thakazhi Literary Award

The thakazhi literary award for 2015  has been presented to M T Vasudevan Nair.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Thakazhi sahithya mela

103 rd Death anniversary of Thakazhi Shivasankara Pillai will be celebrated as Thakazhi sahitya mela from April 11th to April 17th 2015.

The events will be held in alappuzha, ambalappuzha, mavelikara, kuttanadu and kottayam.

10th april 2015
10 am flag hoisting, memorial meeting,
3 pm inauguration of renovated thakazhi museum.

11th april 2015
2pm  spss hall. thakazhi sahitya charcha sammelanam

12 th april 2015
2 pm . Mankombu avittam thirunal smaraka high school -
sahitya charcha

13 th april 2015

2 pm. mavelikara A R smarakam-
 sahitya sadasu

3 pm  shankaramangalam
 janaprathinidhi sangamam

14 th april  2015

ambedkar jayathi sammelanam

15 th april 2015
3 pm: kadha kavya sahitya sammelanam

16th april
3:pm  sahitya sammelanam

17th april 2015

thakazhi smarakam-
janmadina sammelanam
thakazhi puraskaram declaration
Shadabdhi smaraka mandira shila stapanam

Monday, March 23, 2015

Vayalar Rama Varma poet malayalam film lyricist alappuzha kerala

He has penned about 2300 songs for over 238 malayalam films. Has also wrote drama songs for the famous drama company K P A C.
He is considered a legend in the field of malayalam film song writing in Kerala.
He has produced a number of hit songs with music directors like Devarajan (with whom he has a world record for associating with a music director in 134 films),.

Biography of vayalar rama varma

Songs of  Vayalar Rama Varma

Vayalar Memorial

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai malayalam writer alappuzha kerala

Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai, (1912-1999) was a novelist and short story writer in Malayalam.
Has written about 35 novels and 600 short stories. He is popularly known as Thakazhi, after his place of birth. married to katha, who has had a great influence on his writing.

His famous works are Chemeen and Kayar. He won the highest literary award instituted by the Indian goverment, the Gyanpith. His screenplay for chemeen won him the presidents gold medal.
Chemmeen was translated into 27 odd Indian and foreign languages, and went to many reprints. Chemmeen was translated into 12 foreign languages under the auspices of Unesco, and sold millions of copies in the United States, England, Russia, France and many European countries.
His magnum opus Kayar (Yarn) was also a best seller.
Unesco has translated a number of his works into different languages

Works of thakazhi

Thakazhi museum

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Mannar brass metal town alappuzha kerala

Mannar is an major business town mid way between Mavelikara and Tiruvalla , in Alappuzha District of Kerala state, India , on State highway 6.
It is situated on the banks of the Pampa River .
Mannar is situated at only 10 km from Chengannur , Thiruvalla, Haripad and Mavelikara. Mannar is connected via 4 railway stations (Chengannur, Thiruvalla, Harippad and Mavelikara) at a distance of 10 km each on four sides.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Rice - paddy cultivation in alappuzha kerala

harvest of ‘puncha ’  ,paddy crop at the paddy fields of the Chithira kayal (lake)  will be done on 15th march 2015.
It was after a gap of two decades that paddy cultivation was resumed in the region four months ago.

Chithira Lake paddy fields are situated in Kainakary in alappuzha district kerala.

Rani Lake fields are adjacent to this field.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Thakazhi museum alappuzha

Sankaramangalam the house where thakazhi lived which is situated 22 km from Alappuzha has been converted to a museum-cum-memorial hall dedicated to the memory of the late Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai (1912-1999), the famous writer who won the Jnanpeeth award in 1984, and whose writings include 35 novels and 600 short stories.
. The takazhi smaraka samithi looks after the affairs of the museum. The museum is open from 0930 - 1630 hrs except on Mondays and national holidays

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Vegetable Farming Awards Alappuzha

Awards for vegetable farming under vegetable cultivation scheme of the Agriculture Department alappuzha district

 Sujith S.P. of Mayithara Market, Cherthala,  best vegetable farmer in alappuzha district.
 M.A.M. Lower Primary School in Panavally  best school for vegetable cultivation.
K.K. Prathapan of Government DVHSS, Charamangalam,  best teacher
 Pushpa of Government J.B.S., Venmony  best headmaster.
 K.H. Neelakanta Iyer, a class 8 student of Nair Samajam Higher Secondary School, Mannar, was adjudged the best student for establishing a vegetable farm in his home.
Haritha Leader Cluster of Kattukada, Cherthala, has been selected for the best cluster award.
The Government J.B.S., Venmony, best in governmental  establishments
S.N. Trust Higher Secondary School, Cheriyanad  best in  non-governmental establishments.
 Suja George of Chengannur has been selected as the best agriculture assistant director.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cartoonist Shankar Memorial National Cartoon Museum and Art Gallery kayamkulam kerala

Cartoonist Shankar Memorial National Cartoon Museum and Art Gallery would be developed to encourage the active involvement of artists and art connoisseurs..

Sculptures  prepared by noted sculptors Ajayan V. Kattunkal, C.S. Biju, A. Guruprasad, V.K. Jayan, M.K. Johnson, V.J. Robert, Rajan Ariyalloor, Rajesh K.R., V. Satheesan and Subhash Vishwanathan have been installed in the premises of the museum.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Canals in Alappuzha in Kerala

Alappuzha is crisscrossed with a large number of canals. The important ones are

Vada canal,
Commercial canal,
West Junction canal
East Junction canal
 A.S. canal,
Murinjapuzha canal,
Alappuzha-Ambalappuzha canal,
Uppoottil canal and Kottaram canal.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Kerala state-level short film festival alappuzha

State-level short film festival  organised by the Kazhcha Film Society
February 6th to 8th 2015

 Fourteen short films were screened on the opening day of the three-day festival.
 Twenty-one films will be screened at the festival on Saturday


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Venice of the East

The Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon  on a visit to Alleppey, now Alappuzha  on seeing the beauty of the place said

"Here nature has spent up on the land her richest bounties.  Alleppey, the Venice of the East. "

National Games kerala

35th National Games in kerala.

The rowing and canoeing/kayaking events of the Games are set to be held on Punnamada Lake in alappuzha.

Kerala Science Congress alappuzha Kerala

27 the Kerala Science Congress at  Camelot Convention Centre alappuzha. From January 27th  to January 29.2015.

As many as 1,200 delegates are expected to attend the event, apart from 200 selected science students from Alappuzha and invited scientists and academicians.

six memorial lectures would be conducted in honour of science personalities including G.N. Ramachandran, P.R. Pisharoty, E.K. Janaki Ammal, P.K. Gopala Krishnan, P.T. Bhaskara Panickar, and P.K. Iyengar.

 Dr. S. Vasudev Award was presented to Lissymol P.P., Scientist D, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram. The award, which consists of a cash prize of Rs.50,000 and a certificate, was given away for her research work on ‘Development of smart dental composites consist of calcium containing resins and fillers.’

Coir Kerala exhibition at alappuzha

Coir Kerala  expo 2015 : It is a 5 day coir expo held at EMS stadium alappuzha.
The event is being organised by the Department of Coir Development in association with the Ministry of Industries and Commerce, and the National Coir Research and Management Institute (NCRMI).

The five-day event, aimed at showcasing coir and allied natural fibre products from across the country, will feature an international exhibition targeted at exports of coir products.
 A national pavilion for sale of products, a buyer-seller meet, seminars led by subject experts, competitions for coir workers and cultural programmes.
Coir Kerala has emerged as a platform for the coir industry to find new markets in the world.

Sree subramanya swami temple cheriyanad festival

Festival at Sree subramanya swami temple cheriyanad  near chenagannur in alappuzha district kerala.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Alappuzha Kollam boat trip kerala

Alappuzha to kollam and Kollam to alappuzha  boat trip offered by DTPC is the longest boat trip in Kerala.

The service will cover the 80 km distance between Alappuzha and Kollam in seven-and-a-half hours with nine stops.

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