Southern India begins some new chapters in April

TN leads MHRD’s top-100 colleges list with 37 (3rd April) 

TN leads MHRD’s top-100 colleges list with 37
A whopping 37 colleges in Tamil Nadu have made it to the rankings released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development on 3rd April, with three TN colleges coming in the top-ten list. Chennai’s Loyola College came in the number two spot, while Tiruchirapalli’s Bishop Heber College and Chennai’s Women’s Christian College are No.4 and No. 10 respectively.

Huawei to Support School Digitalisation in Telangana(5th April)

Huawei to Support School Digitalisation in Telangana
Huawei India on 5th April announced its partnership with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India for digitalisation of government schools in Telangana under its Daksha CSR programme.

In line with its CSR vision of promoting education and child welfare, Huawei India will equip select government schools with computers and internet facilities along with required learning material, software or tools to promote digital literacy in Telangana.

India’s first transgender police officer appointed in Tamil Nadu(5th April)

India's first transgender police officer appointed in Tamil Nadu
Prithika Yashini won her first fight against the society when she decided to undergo a sex change operation to become who she believed she was from within. Born Pradeep Kumar, Yashini left her parents’ house before completing a computer studies course and undergoing surgery. After struggling with the social dogma and gender bias, she recently applied to become a police sub-inspector in Dharampuri, Tamil Nadu. A court in Chennai, Madras has now ruled in her favour.

 

Telangana: Amit Shah to visit Hyderabad (7th April)

Telangana: Amit Shah to visit Hyderabad
As a part of its nationwide strategy, BJP president Amit Shah reached  Hyderabad on 7th of April to hold meetings with over 14,000 booth-level workers in Telangana. The BJP Foundation Day to Ambedkar Jayanti programme will not just have Shah visiting Hyderabad, but Nitin Gadkari too will be coming to Nizamabad.

The BJP plan as of now is that Amit Shah will be having food with a Dalit family.

Devamela or Arattupuzha Pooram in Kerala (8th April)


Kerala has a rich tradition of festival held for each of its historic temples, and April will see the festival for the legendary Arattupuzha Temple in Thrissur. This festival is known as the Arattupuzha Pooram or Devamela, because it said that 101 gods and goddesses come to the temple to visit its deity.

 

Painkuni Festival in Thiruvananthapuram (10th April) 

Painkuni Festival in Thiruvananthapuram
The capital city of Thiruvananthapuram in the southern end of Kerala plays host to the ten-day Painkuni Festival at the historic Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple. The festival celebrates the Pandavas of the epic Mahabharata, with its highlight being the massive fibreglass sculptures of the five princes that are placed along the temple entrance.

Vishu in Kerala (14th April)

Vishu in Kerala
The Hindu festival of Vishu, celebrated in Kerala, is closely tied to the Assamese festival of Bihu and is celebrated with a lot of activities in the state. Firecrackers and decorative lights are common sights and sounds during the festival, and the highlight of the celebration is the Sadya, a grand feast with a variety of dishes served on a banana leaf. Another important part of this festival is the Vishukkani, a ritual where idols of the deity Krishna are decorated with auspicious items

Chithirai Thiruvizha in Madurai (28th April to 13th May, 2017)

Chithirai Thiruvizha in Madurai
The festival of Chithirai Thiruvizha last the entire month and is among the longest festivals in the world. It marks the celebration of one of the most important marriages in the Hindu pantheon; that of Shiva, or Sundareswarar, to his consort Meenakshi. The long festival sees several events that are a sight to behold in themselves, like the Kodi Yetram and Alagar Vaigai Elenthuarulal.

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