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Kudumbasree women on ‘save energy’ drive

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Kudumbasree, one of the largest women empowering projects in the country is set to conserve energy by promoting non-conventional energy equipments. The Kudumbasree members will create awareness about non-conventional energy gadgets such as solar lanterns, rooftop panels, UPS, heater, cooker, biogas plants etc and distribute, market, and service them through the 200 marketing and service centres proposed to be opened across the state.
The programme is envisaged under the ‘Oorjasree’ project in which 200 marketing and service outlets named ‘Oorjasree’ for solar utility devices will be started. The government expects to save around 400,000 units of power by implementing traditional power saving devices to every home in three years through this project.  Through the project, not less than 2,000 women can be provided jobs and one lakh solar equipment could be released in a year, informed Power Minister, Aryadan Mohammed. As part of the energy conservation drive, the Kudumabsree members will also switch off one light each at their homes for an hour and save 3.8 million units of power a month. The first outlet of ‘Oorjasree’ will be opened in the Museum compound, Trivandrum on February 28.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 06:07

PU Chitra sets record; bags two gold for Kerala

chitra8The athlete of H.S. Mundur, Palakkad,   PU Chitra grabbed attention yet again. Chitra clinched double gold with a national record at the 58th national school athletics meet held at Etawah, Uttar Pradesh. Chitra had bagged gold in senior girls 5000 metres breaking the record of Radhamani of Manipur running in 17:04:02 minutes.  Running in 17:08:07 minutes Radhamani set the record 15 years ago. Kerala's K K Vidya bagged the bronze.

Chitra also bagged gold in senior girls 3000 metres. Chitra is trained by N.S. Sijin of H.S. Mundur. This sterling performanceby Chitra has taken Kerala to the forefront in the score tally.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 February 2013 06:51

Vidya Balan bags top honours at Filmfare awards

vidya balan imgMalayali girl Vidya Balan continued her winning spree in the best actress category with 58th Filmfare best actress category award. Vidya won the title for her performance in ‘Kahaani’ . The film not only gave Vidya Balan the best actress award but Sujoy Ghosh also took home the Filmfare award for best director and Best Cinematography, Best Editing as well as Best Sound design. Ranbir Kapoor won Best Actor award for his acclaimed film 'Barfi’ .It was Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Barfi’ and Vidya Balan starrer ‘Kahaani’ that led the awards night bagging maximum Filmfare awards. Others who came include Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, Deepika Padukone ,Rekha, Gauri Shinde with husband were Madhuri Dixit, R Balki, Parineeti Chopra, Karan Johar, Irrfan Khan, Soojit Sircar, Chitrangada Singh, R Madhavan, Manoj Bajpayee, Kunal Kohli, Sonali Bendre with Goldie Behl, Yami Gautam, Ayushmaan Khurrana and David Dhawan.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 May 2013 08:24

Kerala Police: A saviour for women

imagesIn order to prevent the crime levied against women in the city Kerala police will begin help desks at railway stations, bus stands, and shopping localities in the city. One hundred auto rickshaws with gender sensitized persons of clean police record will be selected as ‘women friendly’ vehicles. These auto rickshaws will sport a different colour scheme.
To ensure the security of women police will scrutinize public places including beaches, public toilets, eateries, and so on.  Women face high and low level threats from drunks, purse snatchers, ticketless travelers, vendors of pornographic books and DVDs, nuisance makers, and hardened criminals in public. Many a woman has felt most susceptible while travelling on late-night trains and buses.

Plainclothes-squads will frequently interact with women commuters and document their grievances. To nab those people who pose a threat to women commuters these squads will travel incognito on buses.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2013 07:01

Parvathy Jayaram performs at Nishagandhi Festival


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The bubbly Malayali girl Parvathy Jayaram , featured in about 60 films during the 80’s and 90’s is back to the limelight –this time as a danseuse. Parvathy Jayaram made her solo Mohiniyattam performance in the opening night of the week-long Nishagandhi Festival, being organised by Kerala Tourism at Trivandrum. Offering seven fabulous evenings of music and dance, the 2013 edition of the Nishagandhi Festival kick started on January 20. Parvathy’s Mohiniyattam recital titled ‘Devi Kadaksham’ was choreographed by her guru Kalamandalam Kshemavathy. Actress turned classical dancer Parvathy, started her journey into the vibrant world of dance right from the tender age of six. Parvathy’s most memorable works in the film industry include Amrutham Gamaya, Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam and Kireedam among others.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 08:30

Sunitha Krishnan: Advisor for Kerala women's project..

krishnan sunithaRenowned social activist Sunitha Krishnan has been appointed as the state advisor to government’s project ‘Nirbhaya’ , a programme aimed at the protection and rehabilitation of women and children  who are victims of sexual abuse.Sunitha Krishnan's organisation, Prajwala, for rescue and rehabilitation of sex workers and their children, has shown impressive results in the 15 years of its operation.

 

Through ‘Nirbhaya’, the Government aims to create a congenial atmosphere for women in the state where they can safety travel even during night. For initiating quick action against crimes towards women, fast track courts will be set up. Special Squads will be formed to protect the women against sexual harassment and for checking sex trade. Awareness classes will be conducted in schools regarding the sexual atrocities against women. Micro mapping facility will also be brought to carry out a detailed study regarding the atrocities to which women are subjected to.

 

 ‘Nirbhaya’is being jointly implemented by various government departments like social welfare, SC/ST, police, health, labour and local self government in co-ordination with NGOs.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 January 2013 06:21

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