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The Ernakulam Branch of Southern India Reginal Council
The Ernakulam Branch of Southern India Reginal Council http://www.icaikochi.org The Ernakulam Branch of Southern India Reginal Council is the first branch of the Institute in Kerala. It was granted recognition on 1st December, 1967. Mr. T. Velupillai was the first chairman of the branch and Mr. Venugopal C. Govind, the first Secretary. Ernakulam was the first branch in the country to have its own building which was inaugurated by the president of ICAI Mr. P A Nair on 22nd August, 1986.The second floor of the building was commissioned in October, 1994 by Mr. B P Rao, the then president of ICAI. The branch is housed in a 4000 sq. ft. three storied building with a well appointed conference hall and three spacious class rooms and a well furnished office & chairmanís cabin.Today, Ernakulam is the third biggest branch in south India with 1205 members next only to Bangalore & Hyderabad. The branch got accreditation as a Sunday Test Centre in 1997.Accredited coaching classes for Foundation & Intermediate ( now PE I & PE II) courses were started in 1999.A high tech computer centre was established in 2000 with a grant from ICAI.Our branch is also accredited by ICAI to conduct- The 250 Hour Compulsory Computer Training Programme under the new scheme of education.- Course on General Management & Communication SkillsWe have a full fledged library of more than 2000 books managed by a full time librarianThe operations of the branch are fully computerised. Community Feb 13, 2007



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Soorya India Festival--Asia's Largest cultural Festival,Soorya Krishnamoorthy, founder of SOORYA Stage and Film Society the biggest cultural society in Asia and also the Best run society in the country. Soorya has its Chapters in Singapore, Malaysia, London (U.K), Manchester(U.K), Zurich (Switzerland), Vienna (Austria), Rome (Italy), Koln (Germany), Dublin (Ireland), Bahrain, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Doha, and Saudi Arabia. Soorya aims at dissemination of the rich Indian Culture and achieving "Integration through Culture". Soorya has now entered the 30th year of it's dedicated service for the cause of promotion of art and culture. Soorya Krishnamoorthy is the pioneer of the first Light and Sound show in Malayalam, Mr.Soorya Krishnamoorthy also ventured in to the first ever mobile Light and Sound Show and a new theatrical art form - "THEATRE OF FREEDOM". This theatre movement also has completed 30 years. As per the Limca Book of World Records : * Soorya Krishnamoorthy - Man of the Year 2003. * Soorya is the largest cultural society of Asia. * Soorya Festival is the largest an the longest Festival of Asia (75 continuous days) Personal Profile
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It was in 1976, the "UDUPI MADHWA BRAHMANA SABHA" (Formerly "ALL KERALA TULU BRAHMINS' FEDERATION") came into existence at Tripunithura. The Central Organisation was inaugurated and blessed by H.H. Shri Viswesa Theertha Swamiji of Udupi Pejawar Mutt in 1976 and the First President was its Founding Father, late Shri K. Bhima Bhattar. He was later elevated to the position of Chief Patron of the Sabha, by Poojya Pejawar Mutt Swamiji.The Central Organisation, AKTBF commenced its activities with only 3 branches or Units in the first instance, but later on developed itself with 13 Units in Kerala and Tamilnadu along with their Sub-Units in various places, with a membership of nearly 3 lakhs. This organisation has been extending its welfare activities to its members and their family on almost all important fields. Some are furnished below: 1. Monthly pension to aged, helpless and unsupported members. 2. Scholarships for higher education to children of members, who are economically backward. 3. Financial assistance to the marriages of daughters of the members who are economically weak and helpless. 4. Old-age pension to helpless artists of our community. 5. Financial one-time assistance to patients, who are suffering from serious illness. 6. "Veda Mantra Sikshana Sibirams" to preserve our culture and heredity. 7. Awards to Units and members for their service to the welfare of their members and family.Some of the programmes under proposal of the Central Organisation are furnished below:- 1. Office Building and Temple Complex in the land purchased by the Centre at Tripunithura. 2. "Veda Vidya Peetom" patronised by H.H. Shri Viswesa Theertha Swamiji of Udupi Pejawar Mutt at the land at Tripunithura purchased for the purpose. 3. A Cultural Museum and Heritage Library. 4. Educational Institutions for Higher Modern Technological Education. 5. A Community Hall and Old Age Home. 6. Small Scale Industrial Units to women of our community.The Udupi Madhwa Brahmana Sabha has also decided to approach the State and Central Governments to redress their long-standing grievances on a priority basis. Some of the resolutions passed in the Annual General Body meeting held on 16-11-2003 at Kochi are given below:- 1. The Central Organisation will constitute a Seperate Wing to take up the issue of Santhikars who are membership of our community to redress their grievances in service conditions. 2. Nearly 3 lakh Tulu speaking members of our community are living in Kerala. But the Government of Kerala inspite of promises, has not recognised them as a Linguistic minority and grant them seperate quota in Education and Employment. 3. Sealing them as "Upperclass", the Udupi Brahmins are denied with reservation in education, employment and other fields. This should be rectified immediately by way of amending the existing reservation system. 4. Government of India should include Tulu Language in the 14th Chapter.
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Evangelical Social Action Forum (ESAF) was established in 1992 as a christian response to the social and economic needs of people.ESAF stands for sustainable wholistic transformation of the poor, and marginalised for a just and societyEvangelical Social Action Forum is a registered charitable society, born out of deep conviction that teaching and preaching should go hand in hand with social action. Launched in 1992 under the patronage of Kerala Evangelical Graduates Fellowship.Programs in General Micro Credit for Macro hope,Towards Self RelianceESAF Micro Enterprise Development (MED), which started in 1995, provides a broad package of financial services [savings, credit and insurance] as well as other business development services. Grass root women training Programs:These programs are focusing on developing skills of women and forming community groups for sustainable development. Relief workThe relief work is extended to the vulnerable communities during the time of natural calamities such as flood, earthquake, drought etc. Literacy ProgramWe started literacy classes in Kizhakenchery of Palakkad district. Housing ProjectsHousing loans were extended to the people for providing good housing facilities. Community Health & RehabilitationThe major thrust of this department is to taking care of HIV/ AIDS affected persons, fight against the extension of drugs and creating health awareness. Wholistic MissionWe are conducting Exhibitions, Seminars, Public meetings, Publications, Workshops etc for the promotion of Wholistic concern.
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