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The Ernakulam Branch of Southern India Reginal Council
The Ernakulam Branch of Southern India Reginal Council 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 & chairman’s 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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This Website is dedicated to the memory of P.C. Abraham [Ittrachen] whose 100th birthday(14 December 2005) we commemorate today. Our Ichachen was nothing if not different and this difference touched the lives of almost everyone who knew him. So we his children, grand-children and great grand-children invite all of you who knew him to join us in celebrating this difference. We propose to keep his memory ever alive through this website and for this we require your help.Please send us pictures,articles, anecdotes – anything at all – that will remind us of not just Ichachen but of his brothers and sisters, Viliappachen and Veliamachi, his friends and relations, anything at all of those wonderful days that now exist only in our collective memory.

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.
Category: Old Students Association of Psychology Department, MGCollege, Trivandrum, India.This is an Association of the alumni of the Department of Psychology, M. G. College, Kesavadasapuram, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Dr. Mridula Nair, HoD, is the President and Mr. S. Gangadhara Sarma is the Secretary. Formed in 1995.

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