26 August 2012

Onam Festival

This weekend comes amidst joyful days of Onam in Kerala where it is believed that King Mahaabali visits our planet and participates in the plenary session of the annual festivities on coming 29th. Mahaabali (or `Maaveli' as he is known as in Kerala) was the grandson of Bhaktha Prahlaadaa, greatest devotee of Lord Lakshmi Nrusimhaa, an Avataar of Shree Hari (Shree Mahaa Vishnu).  I nostalgically remember the Onam season in 1985-86 when I had the joy of participating in the festivities with my friends and colleagues in the beautiful coastal  city of Kochi. Let me leave you with a very meaningful write-up and a report related to Onam festivities from two newspapers. I guess you like them. 

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I am a retired K-12 Education Management Professional. I have worked at different levels in K-12 school systems, textbook publishing, elearning and Education NGOs. I have held memberships in The Association for Science Education (UK), American Association of Physics Teachers and The Malaysian Institute of Physics. I hold a 1st class B Sc Degree in Physics followed by B Ed [English and Physical Science] and M A [Childcare and Education] degrees. My published works include 59 articles in teacher development magazines in India and the US and a book entitled `Creative Classrooms and Child Friendly Schools' (listed in Amazon). This book is almost an anecdotal account of my professional experience in six countries (including Cambodia where I worked as Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Youth And Sports). I served as mentor in the Certificate of Teaching Mastery Program offered by Teachers Without Borders.