The body of Mr. Mariya Jesin Dhas from Thoothoor who died due to ill health while in the custody of Indonesian authorities was brought to Thoothoor on 24th May and the funeral was performed at St. Thomas Forena Church. People in large numbers attended this funeral ceremony. Earlier, Tamilnadu Fisheries Minister, Kanyakumari MP, and Killiyur MLA met the relatives and assured support regarding the help from the government. The relatives of the deceased are expecting the government to work on all their demands including ensuring justice, as they strongly believe that this unfortunate death occurred due to negligence at all levels.
Mr. Mariya Jesin Dhas (33) who was under treatment while in the custody of Indonesian authorities died today, 20-05-2022 in a hospital in Indonesia. He was under the custody of Indonesian authorities since 8th March based on the charges of crossing the border during fishing and was admitted to a hospital there as his health deteriorate while in custody. Recently on 16-05-2022, relatives and activists submitted a memorandum to the district collector based on the information that improper treatment was being given and requested to bring him to India for proper treatment. Thus, this death has created unrest among fishermen in Thoothoor and they are protesting at the bus stand demanding justice for the death by claiming this as a murder. The protest is continuing at the night and also expected that the protest may prolong indefinitely until an appropriate action from the government. A TV report on this below . . .
4-year-old kid Fermono from Thoothoor is recently diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) type 2 disease. The only proposed treatment that can help the kid hopefully return to normal is the Spinraza medicine which costs in crores. Relatives of the kid are in the process of raising this fund with the help of NGO. Those who are interested can please have a look at the NGO's fundraising link given below and spread the word with your known contributors.
Due to heavy raining and wind in the district, the regular fishing is disturbed across Thengapattinam and Colechal harbours since 2 days. Meanwhile, government has issued weather warnings too because of which many boats are returning to both harbours. All these fishing boats have been doing fishing aggressively due to the nearning fishing ban starting from 30th June. In this situation, fishermen are worried about such disturbances in fishing. More report in the below link.
Netaji Library Thoothoor has added a Television service to its list of unique services. TWA - 'Thoothoor Welfare Association Dubai' sponsored the TV set and Mr. Frederic sponsors the cable connection for the television. The inauguration was held in a simple function at 5 PM on 14th May 2022 in which Thoothoor parish priest Fr. Shabin Leen cut the ribbon in the presence of NLT Executives and Well-wishers. The TV box is placed in the front window area of the library building. It is expected that people would largely benefit from this another milestone service.
People in Thoothoor witnessed an amazing and rare view of Waterspout in which cloud absorbed seawater during the thunder raining on Thursday, 28th April. People living around the seashore were stunned to witness this view in the sea that lasted for more than 15 minutes. A news report on this is below.
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Netaji Library and Sports Club, Thoothoor conducted the 30th One Day Football Tournament successfully. A procession was conducted from NLT building to the ground with musical instruments. Mr.Rajesh Kumar , Honourable MLA(Killiyoor) participated in the procession.. Mr.Rajesh Kumar , Honourable MLA(Killiyoor) hoisted national flag and the NLT president Mr. D.Victor hoisted the NLT flag. Library Se ..... [read full]
Thoothoor Govt Primary School has been in the process of reviving its facilities and quality of education since a few years. The latest development has been KFDS's various contributions to the school. The 2021-2022 annual day of Thoothoor Government Primary School is scheduled to happen on Friday 29th April, for which the school has invited KFDS President Thiru Antony Xavier to give a Felicitation Speech. The School is inviting everyone for their annual day function - The invitation cum program schedule is attached.
As Seychelles island keeps extending the detention of the Boat Captains, the financial and emotional suffering the family members are undergoing grows day by day. On this ground, International Fishermen Development Trust (INFIDET) President P Justin Antony sent a representation to the Indian External Affairs Minister on Wednesday requesting a diplomatic talk between India and Seychelles for the release of five fishing captains and their vessels. Read more in the below New Indian Express news link.
Kaniyam Fishermen Development Society - KFDS has donated 10 benches, 1 water tank, 4 whiteboards, and other classroom accessories to Govt Primary School Thoothoor. Earlier the school requested KFDS to help the school. A small function was held in the school on 25th April in this regard in which Thoothoor parish priest Fr. Shabin Leen handed over KFDS's contribution to the school authorities in the presence of KFDS members and ward member.
People in Thoothoor demonstrated a roadblock protest on 23rd April demanding sea-erosion-wall across the Thoothoor shore, especially in the areas towards the east of Thoothoor where there is no sea erosion wall yet. The protest started in the morning in which the majority of women participated and cooked food on the road as the protest continued till the evening. The initial talks between the parish priest Fr. Shabin Leen with the police and other government officials did not bring any resolution. Later in the evening Killiyur MLA Adv. Rajesh Kumar visited the protest spot and gave assurance regarding sea-erosion-wall and the protest ended. The work is expected to start next week.
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Thoothoor Netaji Library's 30th One Day Football Tournament is scheduled to happen on Easter Sunday, 17-04-2022. The Chief Guest Tamilnadu IT Minister Thiru. Mano Thangaraj, Special Guests Kanyakumari MP Thiru. Vijay Vasanth & Killiyur MLA Thiru. Rajesh Kumar, and the Guests of Honour Thoothoor parish priest Fr. Shabin Leen, Thoothoor forane VF Fr. Bebinson, Nithiravilai Inspector of Police Smt. Vincent Anbarasi, NLT President Thiru. Victor Dennis will honor the tournament. A total of 16 teams will participate in the tournament which is to be executed as a Knockout cum League tournament. The invitation is attached in the below link.
BRIK Media YouTube channel has released a new song 'YESU KARTHAR MARITHA KALVARIYIL . . .' as the final song of their 'Christian Lenten Songs 2022' series. This song has been recorded using two different musical compositions. The first composition is released on Maundy Thursday 14-04-2022 and the second one will be released on Good Friday 15-04-2022 on their channel.
YESU KARTHAR MARITHA KALVARIYIL . . . Composition-1
YESU KARTHAR MARITHA KALVARIYIL . . . Composition-2
The priestly ordination of Deacon Nithesh Vincent who is currently serving the deaconship at St.Thomas Forane Church Thoothoor is to be held on 21st April 2022 at St. Joseph's Metropolitan Cathedral, Palayam, Trivandrum. Let us extend our prayerful wishes to Deacon Nithesh as he joins God's army as a priest. Attached below is the invitation to the ceremony.
Meenava Makkal Peravai has staged a protest today 11th April in front of the Inspector Fisheries office at Thoothoor to bring Assistant Director Fisheries Office to Thoothoor. Other demands of the protest include the construction of THOONDIL VALAIVU at Erayumanthurai, the Vallavilai-Marthandamthurai road, and a few more. Watch the below report for more details.
Fishermen well-wishers from Dubai who are actively involved in the Meenava Makkal Peravai movement, have joined together in Dubai and staged a peaceful symbolic placard demonstration in support of the protest which is organised to be held in Thoothoor on 11th April
Steve Charles, the Head Scout and Football Coach at Reliance Foundation Young Champs - RFYC, has traveled from Kashmir to Kanyakumari taking detours to upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, which he referred to as Bharat Darshan in search of football talents. The news reports of his Bharat Darshan have a specific mention of Thoothoor and the football in this region. The news report says, 'Then there was Thoothoor, 47km from Thiruvananthapuram, where football is played on light brown sand fields and on the beach. Fishing and football are a way of life there; the men sail for a catch and the boys play, said Charles. It is from where Michael Soosairaj rose to represent India.'
Seychelles court extends the detention of five boat captains along with their boat to April 19. After releasing the 56 fishermen crew, the boat captains are facing legal procedures by being under the custody of Seychelles authorities along with their 5 boats.
The 5 boat captains from Thoothoor region 'K Kuklin, V Sunil, Jerin, Antony, and Maria Sekar' who are under the custody of Seychelles authorities are still awaiting their release. Meanwhile, their family members at native are in depression and also facing financial struggles. The New Indian Express news report on this development is below.
Earlier, Seychelles authorities detained five boats along with 61 fishermen on 7th March and 9th March. Out of these, 56 fishermen were freed on March 22 by holding the 5 captains along with their 5 boats for the legal procedures. Fishermen welfare organisations such as INFIDET and others are knocking on the doors of authorities to speed up the release of these captains and their boats. Read the below report.
BRIK Media YouTube channel has done a wonderful job of documenting the evergreen Lenten days songs by recreating them without compromising their originality. Currently, they have released 3 such songs.
NAAN PAAVI PETREDUTHEN ... MANNULAGIL KAIYALITHEN ...
Watch these songs below and support the BRIK Media team. The lead contributors for these songs include Vocal (Saju Pereira, Suthan Prakash, Anaswara), Lyrical video & VFX (Alston Joe), Music Arrangements (Joy Malamari), Chorus (Shruthi Seles Pereira, Kijishma Gilbert, Feji Fleaxiya, Joffiya VJohnas, Jershini D, Priya Dharshini, Vijina, Anila, Anupa), Violin (Suraj, Vidhya Nathan), Rhythm (John), Flute (Shaji), Poster (John Hubert), and others. Also, the best part about these releases is the running lyrics to help the listeners deeply involved. Let us wish the BRIK Media team to continue this significant effort.
Behindwoods O2 youtube channel took an interview of Inspector Stephen G.R. Jose from Thoothoor after he won the Mr. Tamilnadu title in the Masters. In the interview, Stephen G.R. Jose has revealed his tough journey towards the goal in spite of many injuries and his age. The message that he shared in the interview would truly be an inspiration for everyone who is on their mission towards their goal.
Out of the total 61 fishermen who were detained by the Seychelles coast guard for crossing the border while fishing, 56 of them reached Chennai airport on a special IAF aircraft. Earlier the Seychelles court held the 5 captains along with their 5 boats to face the legal procedures; and released the remaining 56 fishermen who were part of the crew. Fishermen activists are requesting the government to also get the captains and the boats released without any issues. More details in the below link.
Thoothoor parish priest Fr. Shabin Leen, parish council member Mr. Francis Cruze, Munchirai Union Panchayat Ward Member Mr. Titus, and Mr. Jemald Vincent of DMK along with Killiyoor MLA Adv. Rajesh Kumar have met Tamilnadu Fisheries Minister Mr. Anitha Radhakrishnan on 22nd March and submitted an appeal to build sea erosion wall across the seashore of Thoothoor. People suspect that Thoothoor may face sea erosion challenges during the aani-aadi season based on recent observations, hence there is an immediate need for a sea erosion wall across the shore to protect the houses and the seashore land. Though some parts of Thoothoor is already covered with a sea erosion wall, certain areas towards the east of Thoothoor do not have such protection wall.
Trivandrum ArchTVM TV Media Commission YouTube channel is LIVE Webcasting the Episcopal Ordination & Installation of His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Thomas J Netto as the Archbishop of Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum. Please use the link below to witness the Holy occasion. The Ordination ceremonies will be started at 4:30PM IST on 19-03-2022. Please follow the Archdiocese FB page for updates.
The family members of the 8 victims of the Phyan cyclone that happened in November 2009 are struggling ever since they had lost their breadwinners in the cyclone. In spite of multiple petitions and struggle, nothing is happening for them for the last 12 years. The victims includes 6 from Thoothoor, 1 from Poothurai, and 1 from Vallavilai. Recently INFIDET has send a petition to the Tamilnadu state government on this regard. Below New Indian Express report explains these sufferings in detail.
Trivandrum Latin Archdiocese is consolidating all the preparations for the ArchBishop ordination of Msgr. Thomas J. Netto. The ordination ceremonies will be held on 19th March, and 20th March. All parishes in the Archdiocese are also getting ready to contribute with their part for the ceremonies.
Infaworx Data Management Services Pvt Ltd is looking for IT Engineers with the following Data Management skills for their Thoothoor branch. Those who are interested shall send their resume to the email id given in the below announcement.
In an interview to the Football tamil youtube channel, former national junior team player and former TN team captain Raegon from Thoothoor highlighted how much proud it would be for anybody to get a chance to play in the Netaji Thoothoor team. His words, 'It may be easy to play in the TN team, not the Netaji team' may look funny for the rest of the world but for those in Thoothoor, it is the fact!. Watch the full interview below...
The birthday of Thoothoor parish priest in-charge, Fr. Shabin Leen was celebrated in the parsonage on 16-02-2022 by cutting the cake. Representatives from the parish council, finance council, construction committee, church staff, youth, and others joined for this small celebration and wished the parish priest on his birthday.
Access the below link for the Jan-Feb 2022 edition of Kadarkarai bi-monthly magazine.
Kadarkarai bi-monthly magazine was started in order to collaborate news, articles, and other creations from coastal regions into a single forum and deliver the same to all coastal people as a trusted piece of information. People behind this magazine are a handful of visionary activists and scholars from the fishermen community. A print edition of this magazine costs Rs. 30/- per one edition and the e-copy is currently distributed to people free of cost. Those who are interested to engage with the Kadarkarai magazine team for contributions or providing support can contact the publisher cum editor, Mr. Sagar Vincent on 7558162827.
Qatar National Sports Day and QTC's 8'th year Anniversary was celebrated on Tuesday 08'th February 2022 at Al bidda park. As part of the celebration, a football tournament was conducted and the prizes were distributed to the winner and runner-up teams. It's to be noted that more than 30 members took part in the celebration which is the highest ever attendance since the inception of QTC.
'Our Unity is Our Strength' ... More photos in the below link.
Tamilnadu Director General of Police Dr. C. Sylendra Babu IPS appreciated Mr. Stephen GR Jose from Thoothoor who recently won the Mr. Tamilnadu title. Mr. Stephen GR Jose is currently serving as the Inspector of Police at Courtallam Police Station in Tenkasi district. In his appreciation note, the DGP has mentioned that Stephen GR Jose is an inspiration to the department and his achievement will motivate the officers and men to stay fit.
His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of His Grace Most Rev. M. Calist Soosa Pakiam (75) from the pastoral care of the Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum and has appointed Msgr. Thomas J. Netto, (58) as the Archbishop of the Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum. This provision was made public in Rome on 2nd February 2022. Thus, Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Netto has been appointed as the new Archbishop of Trivandrum Latin Archdiocese in a small ceremony held at Trivandrum.
Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Netto was born on 29th December 1964 in Puthiyathura and was ordained a priest on 19th December 1989. The below photo is taken during the ceremony held at Trivandrum in this regard in which Msgr. Thomas J. Netto is seen with His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam and Auxiliary Bishop Rev. Christhudas.
Mr. Prakash, the Health Inspector of Thoothoor Primary Health Center (Government Hospital) was given Collector's Republic Day Award in appreciation of his excellent healthcare services on account of the 73d Republic Day of India.
On account of the Centennial Jubilee of Pius XI Primary School Thoothoor, Mr. Vincent Gomez and his family have set up a computer lab in the school and dedicated the same in memory of Retired teacher Mrs. Josephine Gomez. A small inauguration function held at the school on 10-01-2022 started with a prayer, after which the former headmaster of PIUS XI HSS Thoothoor, Mr. Vincent Gomez, cut the ribbon to inaugurate the computer lab. Those who spoke in the meeting remembered the tall contributions of Josephine teacher for the school and for the society. The School headmistress, Thoothoor parish priest, Chinnathurai assistant parish priest, family members of Mr. Vincent Gomez, and a few well-wishers participated in the function. Visit the below link for more photos.