Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A quiet day.

It was a busy morning as we'd to go to Chathannoor, about 40 km from here. By 0840 hrs, Maman and I'd set off with Omanakuttan at the wheel. The left rear tyre had a puncture as we negotiated a turn and drove for another three km to reach the tyre repair shop and at the end of it the tyre was written off for good. It took about half an hour for the entire exercise of mounting the spare one.

This was my first trip, after the endorsement from the MHRD of the central government as the outfit's chairman. Though the official ceremony is scheduled on 16 Nov, after the panchayat elections, today's visit was more of an acquaintance visit and to clear up certain unsolved issues. Accordingly, the following activities were put into place:-

      (a) Sasi, the Secretary, was given the go ahead for providing training for 25 women in stitching,
           and dress making. Sales and marketing of the products will be streamlined.
      (c) Two women workers were empowered to be the leaders of the group. They along with, Anita,
            the teacher, will begin the training on the 3rd of November.
      (d) The hollow brick making unit was to be revived by 15 Dec. My ultimate aim is to have the
            production unit of the highly popular 'inter locking tiles' unit going by the first quarter of the
            new year.
      (e) The modest target is to provide employment to 250 people, predominantly from the rural

The return to Kottarakkara was around lunch time. The elderly Gopalakrishna Pillai sir had also joined us by then. I'm really impressed with his agility and enthusiasm despite his age. I'd the privilege of interacting with him during the Kerala Yatra, that we'd undertaken during early March this year. I'd peeled off for home from Kottarakkara on a timely, Saranya bus while maman proceeded back to Thiruvananthapuram.

Ammu, Mini and Sanil fetched up by tea time and it was yakkitiyak yet again.


Raj Nivas is back to being a busy hub all over again! Great!!     

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