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CITU - President felicitation

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

The President of MADRAS KERALA SAMAJ, Dr.T.M.R. PANICKER  AND K.P.K Sankaran Nambiar Mr.T.Anandan President of Chennai Metro Tea Shop Owners Assn., Mr.M.Sathish Master, Principal of Kerala Vidyalayam Higher Secondary School, Chennai, felicitating A.K Padmanaban on his new post as All India President of CITU

V Parameswara  Nair,  P.C.N Nair, Kumblengad Unnikrishnan, Mr.K.Mathew, Mr.Subashbabu  are also seen.  date 27/03/2010 at CITU office chennai.

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U.A. Khader felicitated

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

SPECIAL MOMENT: Akademi Award Winner U.A.Khader receives a memento from Chairman of Madras Kerala Samaj M.Sivadasan Pillai. President of the Samaj T.M.R.Panicker (left), is in the picture. Photo: S. Thanthoni

From Felicitation function to Kendra Sahithya academy award winner Mr. U.A. Kadher
From Felicitation function to Kendra Sahithya academy award winner Mr. U.A. Kadher
From Felicitation function to Kendra Sahithya academy award winner Mr. U.A. Kadher
From Felicitation function to Kendra Sahithya academy award winner Mr. U.A. Kadher

HINDU ARTICLE

The younger generation is not aware of major literary developments in regional languages, Sahitya Akademi Award winner U.A. Khader said.

Speaking at a function organised by the Madras Kerala Samaj to felicitate him here on Sunday, he said that technological developments and the education system have provided an opportunity for the youth to achieve excellence without understanding the literary significance of their mother tongue.

Pointing at the crisis faced by Malayalam on account of the attitude of youth towards new literary contributions, he said, “The younger generation has no dream of Kerala and its language.”

Today’s youth do not take initiative on learning about great people who had contributed to enrichment of their language, he said.

The Madras Kerala Samaj played a key role in shaping his career as a writer, Mr. Khader said.

He recalled his association with members of the Samaj during his stay in Chennai a few decades ago.

The response from literary critics, who were part of the Samaj, to a story written by him as a student, Choolaiyil Vaegunha Kutti, strengthened his urge for being a writer.

“I came to Chennai as I wanted to become a painter, but I became a writer because of the influence of the Samaj and encouragement of some of my friends,” he said

Thanks to Hindu.

About UA Kadher 

Born in 1935 in Burma . Returned to India at the age of seven. Grew as a Malayalee at father’s native place in Koyilandi.

Important Works: Oru Mappila Penninte Lokam, Vallooramma, Rasiya Sulthana, Chengol, Changala, Anuyayi, Sarpa Santhathi, Pavanmattu (all novels)

Awards / honours: • Kerala Sahitya Akadami Award, 1983, Trukkottur Peruma (story)• S.K. Pottekkad Award, 1993, Katyha Pole Jeevitham (travelogue)• Abudabi Shakti Award 1993, Oru Pidi vattu (novel)• C. H. Muhammed Koya Award, 1999, Kalimuttam.

Positions Held: • Member, Kerala State Film Award Jury• Member, Kerala Sahitya Akadami• Member, Lalita Kala Akademi General Council• Creative member, Sahitya Pravarthana Sahakarana Sangham• Resident Editor ‘Mangalam’ daily - Malabar Edition

RECEPTION TO Mr.U.A.KHADER

Monday, March 15th, 2010

MADRAS KERALA SAMAJ  WILL FELICITATE Mr U.A. KHADER   THE KENDRA SAHITHYA ACADEMY AWARD WINNER  ON 21.3.2010 AT 5PM AT MADRAS KERALA SAMAJ HALL.  OUR CHAIRMAN Mr M.SIVADASAN PILLAI WILL PRESENT HIM A SHAWL AND A MEMENTO.  Mr KHADER WILL ADDRESS THE GATHERING ABOUT THE CURRENT SITUATION OF INDIAN LITERATURE  MALAYALAM SAHITHYAM.   IN THIS OCCASION THE AWARD FOR POEMS WRITTEN BY THE NON-RESIDENT KERALITES WILL PRESENT  BY Mr KHADER TO Mr S.SREEKUMAR, WHOSE ‘AVAL - APARNA’  GOT THE ‘THALASSERY RAGHAVAN  MEMORIAL MKS KAVITHA AWARD.