Thursday 12 November 2020 10:53 PM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON Nov 12: As part of the Malayalam Drive launched by Malayalam Mission UK Chapter, S Mridula Devi, eminent poet, Dalit activist and editor of Paadabhedam magazine, will give a talk on ‘Relevance of Paluva (Paraya) Language in Malayalam’ on Saturday, November 14 at 4 pm (9.30 pm Indian time).
S Mridula Devi is a well known social activist who has written many poems in the ‘Paluva’ language.
The Working Group urges all linguists to listen to this live talk on Malayalam Mission UK Chapter’s lively presentation through the Facebook page, and to like the following Malayalam Mission UK Chapter’s Facebook page and to promote all activities for the promotion of the language of the UK Chapter.
The Malayalam Mission, under the Department of Culture, Government of Kerala, aims to bring the new generation of expatriates into the culture and language of Kerala, spread across 42 countries outside India and 24 states outside Kerala. The activities of the Malayalam Mission Chapters are being carried out in collaboration with the Pravasi Malayalee organizations around the world.
Malayalam Mission conducts courses in four phases. These courses are named after the flowers of Kanikkonna, Suryakanthi, Aambal and Neelakurinji. Upon completion of the fourth course, Neelakurinji, the learner becomes equivalent to the tenth standard class in Kerala.
As Malayalam is the official language of Kerala, candidates who have completed the Malayalam Mission course can also apply for the written examinations conducted by PSC for employment in Kerala. Today, expatriate Malayalees have realized the need to learn and speak their mother tongue.
Suja Susan George is the Director of the Malayalam Mission. She is a well known writer, lecturer and teacher of the Malayalam section of St. Mary’s College, Manarkad, Kottayam. After assuming duties as the Director of the Malayalam Mission, Prof Suja has been able to propogate the language widely.
The present Registrar of the Malayalam Mission is M. Sethumadhavan, Head of the DIET, which trains school teachers in Kerala. M. Sethumadhavan holds an A Plus Diploma from the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) under the Department of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
He is also the State Level Resource Person for the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Center. Known as a leading lecturer with long experience in the field of teacher training, M Sethumadhavan is well known to all teachers in Malayalam Mission Chapters through teacher training.
The Working Group is working to launch the Learning Festival April 2021, an evaluation program for well – run schools in the UK. The Working Committee requests the support of all UK Malayalees for all the activities of the Malayalam Mission UK Chapter to pass on our mother tongue and cultural heritage to the new generation, regardless of caste, creed or political affiliation.
Malayalam Mission UK Chapter President CA Joseph and Secretary Abraham Kurian are requesting all those who wish to register under the Malayalam Mission UK Chapter and start classes to contact the following e-mail addresses or members of the Working Committee or the Regional Coordinators.
1.Basil John (South Region Coordinator 07710021788)
2.Ashiq Mohammad Nasser (Midlands Regional Coordinator – 07415984534)
3. Janesh Nair (North Region Coordinator – 07960432577)
4. Ranju Pillai (Scotland Regional Coordinator – 07727192181)
5. Jimmy Joseph (Yorkshire & Humber Regional Coordinator – 07869400005)
6. SS Jayaprakash (Northern Ireland Regional Coordinator -07702686022)
Email address to contact Malayalam Mission UK Chapter: firstname.lastname@example.org
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