Mayookha wins a bronze medal in the 20th Asian Athletics Championships -2013

Mayookha Johny has  bagged a bronze medal  by covering a  distance of  6.30 meters (long jump)  in her  third attempt at   20th Asian Athletics Championship event  here on Wednesday .The national record holder of  Asian Athletics Championships (2011) entered the competition with a right ankle  sprain ,started  with  6.09 meter jump at first chance and  set  6.30 meter in   her third attempt . Even though  she tried to improve  the score by finishing another  three more  rounds but could not succeed it  . Japan's Sachiko Masumi won the gold medal with an effort of 6.55m while Uzbekistan's  Anastasiya Juravlyeva bagged the silver  in 6.36m .

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 July 2013 10:25

Kerala Girls Dominated in Overall Medical Entrance Rank list 2013

keeAccording  to the  medical entrance  examination   results   announced  here   on Thurs day  May 23 , 2013,  Kerala girls have dominated the  boys  in all medical streams  except  MBBS and  BDS .There were more girls in the rank list as whole .  Out of 59,225 candidates who wrote the examination ,51,559 have been included in the ranklist , in which 37,717  were girls .
 Among the  top  5 rank holders,  Adila A, from PKMP Higher secondary school (Malappuram District) has earned the third position .

Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 11:31

G.Devaki Amma received Haritha award

ksbb78  years old  G. Devaki Amma  has been  honoured  Haritha award by the Kerala Chief Minister Sri.Oommen Chandy for the valuable contribution  made  by her in the field of Bio Diversity  . The presentation  took  place  at the  event of   World Biodiversity  day celebrations on Wedneseday May 22 , 2013, organised  by Kerala State Bio Diversity Board ( KSBB)  in  the capital city,Thiruvananthapuram. The KayanKulam resident  has cultivated more than  600 species of  forest trees and medicinal plants  in  4.5 acres of land  at her  home surroundings . The award  carries a purse costing Rs 50000/-and a citation.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 May 2013 05:18

Law keepers must be sensitized for protecting women

Social Welfare & Panchayats Minister  M.K.Munner  said   that, the  law keepers must be sensitized with in the state ,as a  result   Kerala could become a model for   the  women friendly  state  just  like  health and education sector  ,which is well  known for its achievements in the state. He was addressing this  at a inaugurating function of  a works shop,  regarding ‘Measures to tackle the menace of sexual crimes against women’ ,instituted by  All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).He also added  that intolerable  atrocities  against  women and  children  have reached at the peak level . The minister stated this  by quoting  figures  , ”of the  13000  crimes cases registered  against women in Kerala last year, majority  were  rape, molestation and  domestic violence” .  He  reiterately  emphasized that every sections of  society  must be sensitized and  made aware of women rights .The sections  include not only  teachers ,students , police  but also judiciary  and   other law keepers  ,then only  we can achieve  the status  of women –friendly state .Munner  also said that ,”The police  must be sensitive to the  victims state of mind while  filing the FIRs and  the  same,  remained   to the  lawyers for   dealing with similar cases. Judges should treat each case on its own , not to desensitized and treat  them  indifferently   just  because  they have dealt with many   similar cases before”.
 In addition to this ,organizations  like   Women’s Commissions should    further   strengthen their intervention and initiatives just  like  ‘Our Responsibility to Children ‘(ORC),a project  started  in Kozhikode  district  by the City Police  in 2010,  to address deviant behavior  in Women . Recently it was announced that this  project  would be extended to all other districts under the supervision  of Kerala Social Security Mission (KSSM) .The minister also mentioned that a scheme  for  starting  shelter homes  for victims of sexual abuse was on the cards.
 The members attended  the function include former Chair  person of the State Women’s Commission Justice D Sreedevi , College  of Engineering Principal S Sheela and AICTE   office – bearers .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 11:20

Panchayat Level Samithis should play key role for preventing the atrocities against women

tvmKerala  Women's Commission Chairperson, K C Rosakutty  has appealed and asked    Panchayat – Level Jagratha Samithis across the state  to turn more  active  aiming    better protection to women and children . She was addressing in  a three –day workshop  programme  based on Women Security – Family Security  :Jagritha Smaithis for  Social Security  organised by Santhigram and Grama Panchayat  development council at Poovar.  She said   the women’s commission is not just  a mechanism for dealing with atrocities  against women and children.  
She also added that Panchayat  Jagratha Samithis  should come forward and  become  more  active  to prevent  atrocities . By doing this , Commission can make use of  the  services   of  Santhigram for strengthening the activities  of the Jagratha Samithis  from single ward  to Panchayat Level .
Grama Panchayat President Latha Pushpangadan presided  over the function. ICDS Supervisor  VR Sivapriya , Santhigram Director LPankajakshan , Joint Director G.S Santhamma and Panchayat member  Anto Marcelene  were also present  in  the occasion .

Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 10:57

Mayukha- the upcoming star of Kerala

mayukha1Mayukha ,the team member of Kerala girls basket ball team ,renowned for brilliant performance in the national youth championship at Kolkata a few days ago, has reached   half way to enter the country’s national team .

The 16 year , Kozhikode girl was the top scorer in the quarter final and final of the national youth championship at Calcutta . Talking to the media , she said , “It felt nice to contribute to my team success. And it was great being part of a very good side” . The teenage star who weighed her performance individually said that her best performance came in the knock-out stage. “I thought I played pretty well in the quarterfinal, semi final and final,” she says. “And I could do well in the preliminary league stage too.”

Mayukha, a Class X student at Providence GHSS, Kozhikode, took to basketball on her mother’s advice. “She was into co-curricular activities in her schooldays; I am glad that I listened to her and joined the basketball camp at my school,” she said. “We have good facilities at the school and are encouraged to play by the school management and teachers.” She feels basketball in Kozhikode is getting better these days. “There are good teams in a few other schools and the Silver Hills tournament is a good exposure for us,” she said.

Mayukha’s coach, Sreejith Subramanyan, believes she could go a long way in basketball. “She is a very solid player,” he says. “She is remarkably good at rebounds and her defence is excellent.”


Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:24

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