Thoothoor Netaji Sports Academy (TNSA) congratulated the six budding footballers from Thoothoor who got into various prominent football academies. In their Facebook message, NLT has wished these young footballers to travel on the path of disciplined football and achieve big to add prestige to themselves and their native, Thoothoor.
In the light of the recent notifications by the government to expand sand mining across many coastal villages, fishermen raised strong objections in the Fishermen Grievance Day Meeting recently held at Nagercoil and urged the government to withdraw any such plan and protect the Neithal land and the people. Read the below news report for more updates . . .
On behalf of Qatar Thoothoor Community (QTC), a very necessary and useful awareness seminar meeting was conducted for the fishers on Sunday 17.07.2022 at 1:30 PM at the St. Thomas Boat Association office at Thoothoor.
The seminar was presided over by Thoothoor parish priest Fr. Shabin Leen, in which QTC Executives, all Boat Association members, and hundreds of fishermen attended. The topics covered in the seminar are (1) first-aid and major diseases and deaths faced by the fishing community while at the sea. (2) Avoiding accidents during deep sea fishing, especially with regard to accidents caused by vessels, (3) Detailed explanation on how to prevent fire accidents on boats and how to control the fire accidents. Highly experienced Dr. Maria Subeesan, Captain Johnson, Captain Rajan, and Mr. Christin attended the seminar as special guests and covered the topics of the seminar.
QTC Member Mr. Shabu, former QTC Coordinator Mr. Anto, former QTC President Mr. Jemald, and former QTC President Mr. Benitto welcomed the guests by greeting them with golden shawls. St. Thomas Boat Union Secretary Mr. Bibin, St. Thomas Boat Union President Mr. Pasko, St. Thomas Boat Union Vice-President Mr. Nicolas, and former QTC President Mr. Jemald gave the special QTC Momento to the guests. Former QTC President Mr. Jemald and NLT Library Officer Mr. Appu Jency Dhas delivered vote of thanks.
Qatar Thoothoor Community is thanking all those who have participated in the seminar and everyone who have contributed to the success of the seminar. QTC is happy that the seminar was a success and well received.
Qatar Thoothoor Community (QTC) is conducting a very necessary and helpful awareness seminar for fishers on Sunday 17.07.2022 at 1:30 PM at St. Thomaiyar Boat Association Thoothoor (Behind Fisheries Inspectorate Office Thoothoor). The seminar covers major topics such as (1) Basic first aid and major mortality and morbidity faced by the fishing community, (2) Prevention of accidents during deep-sea fishing, especially with regard to accidents caused by vessels, and (3) Preventing and controlling fires in the boats. A mock drill will also be held for better practical understanding. This seminar would be very useful for fishers as experienced persons in their respective fields give the above explanations.
QTC humbly requests all the fishermen of all villages in our region to attend this awareness seminar and benefit from it.
Born on 15th Sept 2020, Gabriella Binoy Lopez from Thoothoor would turn 2 only after two months, but she has already found her place in two different record books such as India Book of Records and Kalam's World Record. The extraordinary capabilities she poses, while still a baby, in learning and responding enabled her to make strong footprints in the India Book of Records in April 2022 and in the Kalam's World Record in June 2022.
The talents that Gabriella demonstrated include identifying 9 different shapes, 23 professionals, 25 fruits, 25 vegetables from A-Z, 11 parts of the body, 12 good habits, 10 festivals, flags of 21 countries, 42 general items, 25 famous personalities, 11 cartoon characters, 27 different birds, 27 vehicles, 7 wonders of the world, 39 animals, 15 water animals, 24 food items, 100 general items, and the lists just goes on. She could also answer common general knowledge questions in addition to imitating the sounds of 5 animals and 4 birds.
Gabriella is the second child of Mr. Binoy Lopez and Mrs. Shamini from Thoothoor. Her parents too deserve the appreciation for helping their baby score these unique accomplishments.
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As a good news for football lovers, 3 young footballers from Thoothoor namely Glenn, Halfrik, and Haljan got selected for prominent residential football academies. Let us wish them to become good professional footballers.
The ITPET AWARDS - 2022 were given to the selected academic achievers as per the ITPET Award categories. These awards were given to the respective winners during the St. Thomas feast mass at St. Thomas forane Church on 4th July 2022. The forane level ITPET awards were not given this year due to unavoidable constraints.
* ITPET - Information Technology Professionals and Engineers of Thoothoor (know more)
Dr. A. J. Heiner is given the Academic Excellence Award of ITPET for securing Ph.D. in 'Nanoscience & Technology' from Karaikudi Alagappa University in July 2021. He has completed post-doctoral research at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, India’s premium Science & Research Institute, and was working as a Junior Scientist there. On the CpF indicator, IISc is the world’s No.1 research institute with a perfect score of 100/100. Dr. A. J. Heiner is the son of Dr. J. Albaris and Mrs. M. Jain from Thoothoor and he has made us all proud by serving as a Sensor Specialist during ISRO's PSLV C51 Rocket launch from the Sriharikota ISRO facility last year.
Dr. Sahaya Rani is given the Academic Excellence Award of ITPET for securing Ph.D. in 'Mathematics' from Tirunelveli Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in December 2021. She is currently working in the Mathematics department at St. Jude's College Thoothoor and also demonstrating a vital role in the education ministry activities through the Church. Dr. Sahaya Rani is the daughter of Mr. Jeronimoose and Mrs. Liberammal from Thoothoor.
Dr. Mary Jiny is given the Academic Excellence Award of ITPET for securing Ph.D. in fuzzy graph theory in Mathematics from Vel Tech University Chennai in March 2022. Dr. Mary Jiny is working as an assistant professor at Saveetha School of Engineering Chennai. She has cleared SLET for assistant professors in 2016, completed a diploma in airline and airport management, completed a diploma in Bharatnatyam, done 8 research publications in Scopus and Web of Science journals, and also has written a textbook chapter on the fuzzy intelligent system. Dr. Mary Jiny, also a professional Bharatnatyam artist, is the daughter of Mr. A Dolpus and Mrs. V Jimcy from Thoothoor.
These Ph.D. holders and the board examination toppers will receive the awards during the St. Thomas Feast Mass on 4th July at St. Thomas Forane Church Thoothoor. ITPET, Information Technology Professionals and Engineers from Thoothoor, is wishing all Ph.D. holders to keep achieving further heights in their careers, and also wishing all board examination toppers successfully continue their higher studies.
Holy Father Pope Francis on 29th June, during the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, blessed the Palliums of the metropolitan Archbishops appointed during this year all over the world. The Pallium is a liturgical vestment consisting of a band of white woollen cloth placed on the shoulders of Archbishops, recalling their unity with the successor of Peter. During this Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at Vatican City, Trivandrum Archbishop His Grace Most Rev. Dr.Thomas J Netto received the Pallium from the Holy Father Pope Francis.
Thoothoor parish is celebrating the patron feast on 4th July. Since 3rd July is falling on a Sunday, the feast is moved to 4th July as a tradition being followed from earlier.
The feast is celebrated for 10 days including the festival flag hosting on 25th June at 5 PM, the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on 2nd July at 9.30 AM, the Sacrament of Confirmation on 3rd July at 9.30 AM by the Auxiliary Bishop His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Christhudas, and the festival day Feast mass on 4th July at 10 AM.
Youth Games Federation of India has conducted the national level Youth Games National Golden Cup – 2022 in the state of Haryana during the 1st week of June. In this competition, Ditto from Poothurai won 1st Prize in the Yoga 16-18 age category, and Vibushan from Thoothoor won 3rd Prize in the Yoga 12-14 age category. Let us congratulate these kids, and also their trainer Mrs. Kemutha from Chinnathurai.
Directorate of Government Examination Tamil Nadu, TNDGE has declared the Tamilnadu 10th and 12th results for the academic year 2021-2022. Thoothoor Pius XI Higher Secondary School has secured 100% pass in SSLC and 96% pass in HSC. Pius XI HSS Correspondent Fr. Baby Bebinson has revealed this through a Facebook post (link below). Let us congratulate the students and teachers of the school for this wonderful performance.
Charisma European Educational Forum (CEEF), an initiative of Trivandrum Social Service Society (TSSS), conducted a seminar on abroad higher studies on Sunday 19th June at St. Catherine Community Hall Eraviputhenthurai. Higher studies aspirants and their parents from Thoothoor Forane, Kollemcode, and Pozhiyoor regions have participated in this seminar in which the Official Mentor of CEEF Dr. Shalin Reethas, Migrants Commission Executive Secretary Fr. John Dall, Manager of Trivandrum Latin Archdiocesan’s Arts and Science Colleges Fr. Pancretius, Eraviputhenthurai parish priest Fr. Jerome, and TSSS regional coordinators have participated. Dr. Shalin explained the vast opportunities available for those who aspire to take up foreign studies and its various benefits. CEEF is committed to helping students and parents by providing all assistance such as finding the right institute abroad, providing training for the basic pre-requisites for the studies, evaluating a university or college or agency for their genuineness, and so on. Their helpline numbers (7907528350) are provided on their Facebook page. Aspirants were asked to keep in touch with the CEEF Facebook page regularly for various opportunities from time to time. The CEEF Facebook page link is given below . . .
The 1977-78 SSLC 11C batch mates of Pius XI Higher Secondary School Thoothoor had their get-together meet in the same Pius XI School after 44 years. Theirs was the last batch of 11th Standard SSLC (11th Standard Elongated Course) after which the SSLC became 10th Standard and the HSC was introduced for the 12th Standard. As scheduled, these batch-mates gathered in the school on Saturday 4th June and successfully conducted their get-together meeting by also inviting 5 retired teachers who had taught them in 1977-78. Thus the presence of Mr. Oliver Joy sir, Mr. Sukumaran Thambi sir (Kanakku Thambi), Mr. Jerabin sir, Mrs. Alby teacher, and Mrs. Gracy teacher added more joy to the meeting. Thoothoor Forane VF Fr. Baby Bebinson attended the meeting as a Guest and delivered a congratulatory speech. The presence of family members at the get-together meet made the event more memorable. They have published this beautiful memory as a YouTube video, which shall be viewed by the link given below . . .
The first Santhosh Trophy player from our land Mr. Antony Xavier T from Thoothoor (widely known as Kanthi) obtained a very significant AFC 'C' Diploma as the next feather in his football crown. Thus, Antony Xavier becomes the first person to secure this Asian Football Confederation level certification from our region. This also makes him one among the few well-established coaches in the football space in the state.
The enthusiasm that Antony Xavier poses to keep achieving in football even after years of proving himself on various football platforms as a footballer, a coach, and an organiser, is a big motivation for all junior footballers to stay focused and achieve big. Let us congratulate him on this and wish him all the best to reach even higher levels.
Visit the below AIFF link to know more about AFC C Diploma.
Like every year, this year more than 150 Velankanni Arokya Annai Pilgrims are going to Velankanni on 23rd June by walk. For this pilgrimage by walk, on the 14th of June, they have started the 10 days of spiritual preparation by offering prayer at St. Thomas Forane Church. Their journey will start on 23rd June and will reach Velankanni on 5th July by walking for 13 days. More than 150 devotees spanning from Enayam to Eraviputhenthurai are part of this group.
To defend the interest of the Indian seafood industry, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is sending 50 members delegates from the country to Switzerland. MPEDA is a statutory body in India under the Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry for the promotion of exports of marine products from India by guiding and supporting the seafood industry. There have been many attempts from different countries to control the fishing territorial scope of Indian fishermen for whatsoever reasons. The New Marine Bill of the government of India which the Indian fishers are opposing as a direct threat to their livelihood is also the result of such international pressure. There are 50 members in the MPEDA Delegates team of which 3 are from Tamilnadu, and Mr. Titus from Thoothoor is one among them. They all have started their journey today 12th June from different cities, and are expected to push matters in favour of Indian Fishermen in the scheduled conference there.
Well-known Cardiologist Dr. Tennyson Sesadimai (72), son of Mr. M. Sesadimai from Thoothoor passed away on 7th June 22 and his last rituals happened on the same day at St Pius Church, Kumarapuram, Trivandrum. His father Mr. M. Sesadimai is from Thoothoor and worked as a check inspector at Tamilnadu Transport Corporation. Dr. Tennyson is a well-known cardiologist who served as head of the Dept of Cardiology in Trivandrum, Trichur, Kottayam, and Alleppey Medical colleges. Until recently, he also served in the Cosmolitian Hospital as a Cardiologist and in the Karakonam Medical College as Head of the Department of Cardiology. Dr. Tennyson was the President of the Kerala Chapter of the Cardiology Society of India and President of the Kerala Government Medical College Teacher Association. He is survived by his wife Dr. Rita Zarina, currently Professor and Head, Dept of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Trivandrum Dental College. His profile as given in the Cosmolitian Hospital website is below . . .
It is high time for all coastal fishers to cherish as 'Negili illa neithal padai' received the prestigious Green Champion Award of Tamilnadu state government for their wonderful work and services in the field of protecting the nature. Negili illa neithal padai is an organization formed by a group of youngsters from the coastal villages of the Kanyakumari district on 30/09/2020. The organization aims to create awareness about environmental problems and lead people towards sustainable development. Negili illa neithal padai is working on projects like a series of beach clean-up, milk packet segregation, fishing vessel plastic segregation, tree plantation to stop coastal erosion, and similar other initiatives.
Until now 'Negili illa neithal padai' has (1) collected 3586 kg of plastic wastes from the ocean and seashore, (2) planted more than 800 saplings in the coastal villages, (3) segregated and recycled more than 4lakh milk packets, (4) distributed plastic collection bags to 100 fishing boats to avoid the dump of plastic wastes by them into the sea. Apart from these, they are conducting awareness campaigns and classes for women groups, fishermen, and school children of coastal villages about marine pollution and its hazards.
The 14 member 'Negili illa neithal padai' consists of 1 Director (Mr. Melbin Robin), 1 Secretary (Mr. Jency Dhas J), 1 Treasurer (Mr. Kebin Livingshan), 7 Executive Members (Mr. Kebin Titus, Mr. Jeginosh T, Mr. Sunny, Mr. Rahul D, Mr. Maria Sarishan, Mr. Harish, Mr. Jinustan J, Mr. Steve Anderson T), and 3 Advisors (Mr. Jefferson Marcose, Mr. Jayaraj, Mr. Siluvai Vasthian). These vibrant youths belong to various coastal villages in the Kanyakumari district.
In the function held at Nagercoil Collector's office on Sunday 5th June, Tamilnadu state Information Technology Minister Mr. Mano Thangaraj and Minority Welfare Minister Mr. K.S. Masthan together handed over the Green Champion Award of the Tamilnadu state government to the Secretary of “Negili illa neithal padai”, Mr. Jency Dhas (widely known as Appu). Kanyakumari district Collector Mr. M. Arvind IAS, Killiyur MLA Adv. Rajesh Kumar, and other government officials were also present at the function.
Thoothoor parish welcomed Fr. Stelin Jesenther as its assistant parish priest effective from 4th June 2022. Thoothoor parish was functioning without an assistant parish priest for many months and recently Trivandrum Archbishop His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Netto appointed Fr. Stelin Jesenther as the assistant parish priest of Thoothoor St. Thomas Forane Church parish. In this regard, a simple welcome ceremony was held in the parish office at 5.30 PM on 4th June in which Thoothoor parish priest Fr. Shabin Leen, Rev. Sister. Veena, parish council, finance council, and construction council representatives welcomed the new assistant parish priest.
Fr. Stelin Jesenther is a native of Vallavilai parish and received priestly ordination on 27-04-2021. Let us welcome Fr. Stelin Jesenther !
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All interested football talents who are born on or after 01-01-2005 are welcome to participate in the Chennaiyin FC Under-18 Trials at 6.30 AM on 3rd June 2022 at Pius XI HSS Ground Thoothoor. Chennaiyin FC is conducting this Under-18 Trials in association with Thoothoor Netaji. For more information, please contact Netaji Library Thoothoor.
Murappanadu Police Inspector Mr. Stephen G R Jose from Thoothoor is selected to participate in the Mr. Asia Competition in the Maldives. After winning the Mr. Tirunelveli title in December-2021, Mr. Tamilnadu title in January-2022, and the Mr. India title from Himachal Pradesh on 22nd May 2022, Tamilnadu Cop's proud Stephen G R Jose is selected to participate in the Mr. Asia competition that is scheduled to happen on 15th July in the Maldives. On returning from Himachal Pradesh, Stephen G R Jose met Tamilnadu Director General of Police Dr. C. Sylendra Babu IPS and received his wishes as he is preparing to participate in the Mr. Asia competition.
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 Secretary Mr. B. Christin delivered welcome address.
16 teams from Tamilnadu and Kerela played in the tournament and the teams entered the semi finals were Netaji Thoothoor (Yellow), Netaji Thoothoor (Blue),Netaji Thoothoor (Red) and Swapna Kochuthura. The final match between Netaji Thoothoor(Red) and Swapna Kochuthura was ended in draw and the winner was decided by toss. Swapna Kochuthur won the winner's trophy of 30th One Day Football Tournament by toss. Rev Fr. Shabin Leen(Parish Priest, Thoothoor) and Mr. Remon Mano Thangaraj distributed the trophies.
The chief guest Sri. Mano Thangaraj, Honourable Minister ( Information Technology, Tamilnadu) came at around 3.30 PM and delivered chief guest address. Sri. Vijay Vasanth, Honourable MP came at around 6.00 PM and assured us to develop our play ground. The tournament convener Mr. Suresh, Co-Covener Mr.Immanuel along with tournament committee members , Technical Committee members, NLT Office bearers and NLT Executives conducted the 30th One day Football Tournament successfully. NLT extends sincere thanks to all our sponsors and those who have given donation generously.
Tournament Photos and Promo links are shared below
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.
Netaji Library Thoothoor has celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose today, 23-01-2022 without any public gathering in view of the statewide Sunday lockdown. A portrait of Netaji was kept on the memorial table with the whole premises being decorated. A photo below ...
When Stephen GR Jose from Thoothoor won the Mr. Tirunelveli title just weeks before the State-level competition, the entire police department rallied behind the 50-year-old and buoyed him up. Tenkasi SP R Krishnaraj IPS gave him permission for daily workout, and thus Jose began rigorous preparations. With eight-pack abs and a chiseled frame to match, the Mr. Tamil Nadu crown was 'khaki-hued' this year on the 2nd of January 2022.
The New Indian Express English Daily has used the above words in their special story on its 23d January Sunday edition. The article has also praised Stephen GR Jose that he has put a remarkable pause for 'public poke fun at pot-bellies of policemen' and became a role model for his colleagues. Read the article in the below link.
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.
Tamilnadu Amateur Body Building Association in association with Tirunelveli district Amateur Body Building Association and Sri Durgambikai Sports Club has conducted the state level Mr.Tamilnadu competitions at Palayamkotai in which district level winners and other qualified bodybuilders participated in a large number. On the Mr.Tamilnadu (senior), 8 categories of competitions were held based on different weight levels in which Mr. Maria Jijo from Thoothoor won the Mr.Tamilnadu title in the senior 75kg category. Finally, the Champion of Champions competition was held among all the 8 senior category champions such as 55kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 75kg, 80kg, 85kg, and 85+kg. In this, Mr. Maria Jijo won the Champion of Champions title too.
On the Mr.Tamilnadu (master), Mr. Stephen GR Jose from Thoothoor - widely known as Shaji, currently serving as the Inspector of Police at Kuttalam, won Mr. Tamilnadu title in the master category.
Thus the year 2022 begins with 2 Mr. Tamilnadu titles for Thoothoor. Let's congratulate Mr. Maria Jijo and Mr. Stephen GR Jose for this tremendous show and achievement.
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