Saturday, October 10, 2015

Kerala Varma College,Thrissur

The idea of starting a new college at Thrissur city originated from a committee of prominent citizens of Thrissur, in response to strong public demand. The members of the committee armed with the moral support of the public besides a few promises of financial backing approached His Highness Aikya Keralam Thampuran, the then Maharajah of Kochi. His Highness in his turn was gracious enough to allow free use of the Merry Lodge Palace and the naming of the college as after His Highness, Sree Kerala Varma College.
Motto Asthu Vrittam Subham Sada
Motto in English Pure be My Life for Ever
Established August 11, 1947
Officer in charge K. Jayanarayanan
Location Thrissur City, Kerala, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Calicut
Aikya Keralam Thampuran, Maharaja(King) of erstwhile Kingdom of Kochi, was the founder of the college
A free grant of one lakh rupees and a loan of four lakhs towards capital expenditure and a free grant of two hundred and fifty candies of timber were sanctioned by His Highness The college was initially under the Madras University. The college is now managed by Cochin Devaswom Board, an autonomous organization under the Government of Kerala
.Kerala Varma college has always patronised the growth of thousands of eminent people in all walks of life.It has never stood against the origin and spread of any progressive idea in its long history.The college which started functioning on 11th August 1947 , in the outhouse of the then Maharaja of Cochin was later shifted to the present spacious premises.The then king was so much interested in the education of the people in his land.He donated a large quantity of wood and other materials for the construction of the main block/hostels etc
.The small idol in the form of a temple also was there right from the inception.
Some times the junior teacher who joined the college only 3 years back may not be aware of the past traditions in the institution .She might have been fancied by the’ progressive ideas ‘propagated by her organisation and may have been enamoured by the ‘secular nature ‘of the society.All of us long for such an India where people work single handedly for the welfare of the nation and live in peace
.But in a democracy there may be dissenting voices and they should be raised strongly and loudly .Then only the ruling parties and the general public will know the right approach required for implementing its policies/programs of a govt.
With regard to the unfortunate incidents in UP it goes without saying that each individual has the freedom to eat the food of his/her /choice.There are so many versions about the mishap there and we have to take our own judgement on the matter.But those who protest over it can do so in many democratic means.
But the students in the KV college resorted to a savage style of exhibiting huge quantity of the’ whole body meat ‘in the college premises.A large area was covered with plates /leaves for exhibiting the cut meat pieces.The meat was cooked in the premises and served to the youngsters in great jubilation as if the UP incident has been amply retaliated.But it is a fact that the KV authorities have instructed from the very beginning of the institution that nonvegetarian food should not be cooked in the college premises.The same system has been followed in the Kalady Sree Sankara College also.There may be isolated cases of some students and teachers bringing and eating nonveg items in the premises.But that should not be taken as a general trend followed by all.
It is the senior leaders of the political parties who patronise these feeder organisations .They should give the right guidance for the working of the junior members who are to lead this country in the coming years.If the next generation resort to more aggressive /savage/means for agitations the working of true democracy will be only a distant dream.Our democracy may get replaced by armed revolt or dictatorship which is not India's tradition from ancient times.
Right from the age of EPICS we had the stages of Ascending the throne,Serving the people during the tenure in the throne and Renunciation ( Vanaprastha) Butmost of our present day leaders want to snatch the throne by ditching others and continuing there till death.Renunciation is not in their blood.
Let us make the present youth more sensible ,accomodative and selective in their dealings in society where diverse opinions always come up.It should be wisdom and not wild justice which should rule us.JAI HIND.

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