Twins received at Ammathottil


Babies named Gurudevan, Padmanabhan

Two baby boys found abandoned in Ammathottil, the cradle installed in front of the office of the Kerala State Council for Child Welfare here, have been named Gurudevan and Padmanabhan.

Council general secretary Deepak S.P. said the children were named after Sree Narayana Guru and Mannath Padmanabhan, the two great leaders of the reformation movement in Kerala.

The babies, apparently twins about 15 days old and in good health, were found in the cradle at 1.15 p.m. on Thursday.

A pressnote quoting Mr.Deepak said the babies were named after the social reformers in the context of the need to uphold the values of the reformation movement.

It is the second time since the Ammathottil was installed at the council office in 2002 that it has received twins.

The twin babies found in the cradle on Children’s Day in 2010 were named Nehru and Kamala.

Gurudevan and Padmanabhan are the 261st and 262nd arrivals at the council through the Ammathottil.

In Kollam

The child welfare centre in Kollam had received a baby boy on Wednesday.

The pressnote said that 78 children under the protection of the council had been given for adoption since January 2017.

Of these, 10 were adopted by people abroad.


Four more children at the Thiruvananthapuram office of the council are awaiting adoption by foreigner parents.

While Anamika has been adopted by a couple in the UAE, Devanarayanan and Niranjan will soon be leaving for the U.S. and Divyendu is preparing to live with her adoptive parents in Italy.

The adoption procedures for the four children would be completed soon, the pressnote said.

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