Malayalam Foundation is a non-profit organization formed in 2011 with modest beginning and subsequently registered under Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950 with Registration No. E-7356/THA. It works with the main objectives to promote Malayalam language, literature, culture, tradition, education and network Malayalis across the world, extending a helping hand in all possible ways and work for the overall welfare and benefit of Malayalis. All Malayalis living anywhere in the world are members of Malayalam Foundation and there are no barriers, admission fees, subscription or annual fees or any sort of obligations or restrictions to participate in its activities.
1. To promote Malayalam language, literature, culture and tradition.
2. To conduct literary promotion activities, literary awards, literary seminars, symposiums and promote publications related to Malayalam language.
3. Educational – to assist, encourage and guide in education and provide financial help to needy and deserving Malayali students.
4. Medical – to conduct medical camps, blood donation camps and extend any healthcare services and financial assistance to downtrodden and poor people.
5. Relief to the poor – to give financial or other assistance in kind by way of distribution of educational materials such as books, notebooks, cloths, uniforms, or meals for the poor and to persons affected by natural calamities.
6. To help orphanages, old age homes and the hapless abandoned aged mothers.
Malayalam Foundation identified last year through Malayali Friends Group, Ahmedabad, an elderly unfortunate mother Smt. Sumathikutty Amma of Seevelikunnu, Kottayam Dist. She is a 66 year old widow who has nobody to support or help. She was struggling to look for ways and means for food and living. Malayali Friends Group of Ahmedabad extended their help by allotting Rs. 1,000 per month from their corpus fund. Malayalam Foundation true to its ideals expressed solidarity and extended financial assistance of Rs. 300 per month for one year to that Amma totalling Rs. 3,600 through MFG.
This year Malayalam Foundation felicitated and awarded Rs. 2,000 cash to the top scorers of HSC and SSC from Kalyan East, Kalyan West, Dombivli West and Dombivli East areas within one month after declaration of the results.
As you know, the versatile and gifted personality, Nanappan Manjapra is Marunattile Kunjunni. He will be completing 70 years on the eve of Thiruvonam Day in 2012. Malayalam Foundation has initiated and planned to celebrate his Sapthathi in a grand style with literary meeting, book release and cultural programmes on 31st August, 2012, the Chathayam Day on Friday, at Mysore Association Hall, Matunga, Mumbai.
Malayalam Foundation is trying to identify hitherto unrecognised talented and versatile Malayalis from literature, theatre, cinema, journalism, publishing, social service and other fields and is planning to honour them with Malayalam Foundation Awards. The award consists of cash, citation and a trophy.
Malayalam Foundation has announced 2011 Awards and the Awardees are:
• Nanappan Manjapra (Overall contributions in Poetry, Dramatics and Media)
• Girijavallabhan (Overall contributions in Social Service, Trade Union and Literature)
• Kattoor Murali (Journalism – The only Marunadan Malayali born, brought up and studied Malayalam outside Kerala and working as a leading Malayalam Journalist)
• C.S. Panicker (The exceptional editor, printer, publisher and owner of the small publication “Navakam” published from Ayankalam, Malappuram District since last 22 years without skipping any issue in spite of all odds and hurdles)
• Mundoor Rajan (The one and only successful Malayalam book publisher from outside Keralam) and
• Aravindan Nelluvayi (Best director for his debut directorial venture of Innalaye Thedi.
The awards will be given away in a grand function at Sahitya Akademy Hall, Thrissur, on 19th August 2012.
Moreover, Malayalam Foundation intends to give financial assistance to the parents of Malayali girl students in the form of interest free small loans not exceeding Rs. 5,000 to a limited number of students and free educational materials to a number of economically backward Malayali students irrespective of caste, creed and gender from first standard to tenth standard.
Malayalam Foundation is also planning this year to conduct:
• career guidance seminars
• English Speaking Classes for Malayalis
• Malayalam Classes for Malayali students
• Hindi classes for Malayalis
• Marathi classes for Malayalis
• Blood donation camps
• Medical camps
• Helping hapless old aged abandoned mothers
• Extending support to old age homes and orphanages
• Extending financial help for medical services
Moreover, Malayalam Foundation is planning to start a Nursery/Play School at Kalyan East. A project to start job oriented vocational courses of three months, six months and one year through Bharat Sevak Samaj functioning under Planning Commission of India, Government of India, is in the progressive stage.
Malayalam Foundation believes that God has given us a wonderful life. We stand very high and to realize the difference we have to simply look at the less privileged and downtrodden people and their living conditions. Then we will know where we really are. Let us express our thanks to God by extending all possible help and support to our fellow people in whatever small manner we can. It will definitely change the lives and living conditions of the less privileged and poor people.
Any suggestions or new ideas to start new projects from our esteemed members are most welcome.