Staff Reporter

PALAKKAD: A social wedding ceremony for 40 girls, organised by Sri Kurumba Trust, will be held at Sree Kurumba Kalyanamandapam, Mulamcode, near Vadakkenchery, on December 1 and 3.

The wedding of 20 girls each will be held in these two days. Gold ornaments, dresses and utensils will be given free to all the couples, besides meeting relevant expenses. The ceremonies will conclude with a feast on both the days.

Promoter of the trust P.N.C. Menon, chairman of Sobha group of companies, said during the last three years, the trust arranged the marriage of 91 couples at Mulamcode. He said that another prestigious project of the trust was a home for senior citizens at par with international standards.

Health centre

The `Sobha Hermitage' is under construction near Vadakkenchery.

A health centre with all modern equipment for primary health care was also getting completed at the Hermitage for the neighbouring community and public free of charge.

Out of the 50 rooms at Sobha Hermitage, 25 rooms are set apart totally free for young widows (not divorcees) with children under the age of three years coming from poor families, needing social care and support.


Another upcoming project of the trust was a modern primary and secondary school with facilities of the highest order - The Sobha Academy - near the Hermitage, Mr. Menon said.

The Trust adopted Kizhakkencherry and Vadakkenchery panchayats to provide adequate water supply on long-term basis, he said.