KERALA

National Jack Fruit Fest 2015

15-18 MAY 2015, Aranmula, Pathanamthitta

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Jack fruit Promotion Council (JPC)!

We are glad to inform you that JPC is jointly organizing National Jack Fruit Fest (NJFF) 2015 with Aranmula Heritage Trust and Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA).

The Brochure is attached. Let me seek your active contribution and participation in the program.

The contact address for correspondence:

e-mail: nationaljackfruitfest@gmail.com

 Aranmula Heritage Trust

Near Aikkara Junction, Aranmula P.O.,Pathanamthitta – 689 533

Tel: +91468 – 2278027 (M)9747470447, 9656820303

www.aranmulaheritage.net. e-mail: heritagegramam@gmail.com,

 

Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) 
MBC-27, Museum Bains Compound, Nanthancode,

Kowdiar P.O, Thiruvananthapuram –695 003 Kerala, India

Telefax: +91471 2722151
www.cissa.co.in, e-mail: cissaindia@gmail.com

Warm Regards 

Pankajakshan.L,

General Secretary, JPC

(M) 9287548234, 8281623082

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STATE JACKFRUIT FESTIVAL

KOZHIKODE,23 TO 26 MAY 2012

 REPORT 

SJFF KOZHIKODE 2012 REPORT

STATE JACKFRUIT FESTIVAL, KOZHIKKODE,23 TO 26 MAY 2012

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State Jackfruit Festival Brochure

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KOZHIKODE, May 28, 2012

Jackfruit festival ends, posting a ‘record’

STAFF REPORTER

Expo’s ‘biggest jackfruit’ is 10 kg heavier than the world-record holder, say organisers

The second State Jackfruit Festival concluded here on Sunday, with a claim to a world record. At the ‘biggest jackfruit’ competition, the first two slots were bagged by fruits weighing 44.5 kg and 40 kg, both beating the current world record of 34.4 kg. Farmers Faisal Taimas from Kalpetta, Wayanad, and Ashokan K.K. from Vengeri,Kozhikode, took home the two prizes.

The festival, organised by the Jackfruit Promotion Council from May 23, was aimed at popularising various uses of jackfruit, which is available in plenty but is often wasted. Different types of jackfruits and saplings were on display at the show. Many people were trained in making value-added products from jackfruit.

One fruit, many dishes

An exhibition featured 200 food products made from the fruit such as jam, squash, chips, pakodas, pickles, curries, cutlets, and cookies. There was a cooking contest too, which Laila Muhammed fromFarookCollegetopped by making jackfruit kurma and cassata. Sunanda Sunil Kumar from Naduvattam devised toffee and lollipop from jackfruit to come second, while K.S. Abhijit from Wayanad bagged the third place by making milk payasam with jackfruit. The fruit also assumed the shapes of laddu, pudding, mixture, salad, syrup, and noodles at the competition.

Quiz winners

At a quiz held on the occasion at the Regional Science Centre, Devika P. from Sevamandir, Ramanattukara; Muhsina K. from Al Haramain English School; and Ehsan Ahammed from Al Haramain English school bagged the first, second, and third prizes, respectively, in the high school section.

In the upper primary category, Deepak P. fromGovernmentUpperPrimary School, Ramanattukara; Gopika Raj fromSilverHillsHigh School; and Rizwan P.P. fromPrestigePublic School, took the top three slots. T.V. Sulaiman from theGovernmentMedicalCollegeandN. Sijeshfrom the Indian Institute of Science were the quizmasters. The contest was open for the public too. P. Sugunan from Ramanattukara, Hashim P.P. from Kallai and Snehaj S. from Kolathara were the winners in the category. The Former Minister of Forests Benoy Viswom inaugurated the valedictory.

One lakh saplings

District Collector K.V. Mohan Kumar inaugurated the State-level distribution of one lakh jackfruit saplings on Sunday. V. Raghavan Nair of Kommeri who supplies jackfruit saplings free of cost was honoured.

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KOZHIKODE, May 24, 2012

Jackfruit fete begins in grandeur

STAFF REPORTER

Big honour:Scenes from ‘Chakka Varavu,’ or the ‘ceremonious arrival’ of jackfruit from different parts of Kerala as part of the State jackfruit festival in Kozhikode on Wednesday. —Photos: S. Ramesh Kurup

Earlier, the proceedings had an interesting beginning with ‘Chakka Varavu,’ or the ‘ceremonious arrival’ of jackfruits from different parts of the State. The fruit were brought in lorries accompanied by tribal music from ‘Uravu,’ an NGO in Wayanad that had organised a jackfruit festival claimed to be for the first time in the world. The fruit were brought by train from Thiruvananthapuram.The State Jackfruit Festival began here on Wednesday with Mayor A.K. Premajam hoisting the festival flag at Government Model Higher Secondary School in the evening.

Tanur, which is known for its delicious jackfruits, too had representation as the fruit were brought from there by vans.

Besides, they were brought by bus from Kannur and from ‘Niravu’ in Vengeri, where the first jackfruit festival in the district was held, accompanied by percussion.

The ‘fruit processions’ were given grand receptions at different parts of the city under the leadership of Corporation councillors.

The processions culminated at the Corporation Indoor Stadium where Superintendent of Police G. Sparjan Kumar flagged of a grand procession to the festival venue, the Government Model Higher Secondary School.

Official inauguration

The festival would officially inaugurated on Thursday by twelve sculptors who are taking part in a sculpture camp of the Lalithakala Akademi in Kozhikode. Minister for Panchayats and Social Welfare M.K. Muneer will inaugurate a south-Indian workshop on ‘Jackfruit for food and social security.’

A. Pradeep Kumar, MLA, District Collector K.V. Mohan Kumar and district panchayat president Kanathil Jameela will take part in the function.

A competition for the biggest jackfruit available will be held at 4 p.m. while the exhibition and sale of different types of jackfruit saplings, jackfruits, jackfruit food products, and other value-added products will be on at the venue from 9 a.m.

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Published: May 25, 2012 00:00 IST | Updated: May 25, 2012 05:09 IST

Promoting a rustic fruit

Staff Reporter

Artistic touch:Sculptor K.S. Radhakrishnan inaugurating Chakkamahotsavam, a State-level jackfruit festival, by cutting a jackfruit in Kozhikode on Thursday. –Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup

Sculptor K.S. Radhakrishnan inaugurated the four-day jackfruit festival being organised under the aegis of the Jackfruit Promotion Council at Government Model Higher Secondary School in the city on Thursday.

All the 12 sculptors participating in the ongoing national granite sculptors’ camp in the city were present on the occasion. Festival organising committee member T. Shobeendran introduced the sculptors to the audience. District panchayat president K. Jameela presided over the function.

Many programmes including exhibition of varieties of jackfruit, sale of jackfruit saplings, photo exhibition, competition to ascertain the ‘biggest jackfruit,’ quiz, and a sapling planting drive would be organised as part of the event.

An exhibition-cum-sale of jackfruit-based food items is getting a good response, a pres release issued here on Thursday. The festival will conclude on May 26.

State jackfruit festival: South Indian workshop

Mathrubhumi  Posted on: 21 May 2012

Kozhikode: As part of the state jackfruit festival, a south Indian workshop on `Jackfruit: For the security of Food and Society”, would be held at the Kozhikode Government Model HS School on May 24 and 25.

Representatives from three-tier panchayat, activists of voluntary organizations, self-help groups, teachers, students, mediapersons can attend. Register before May 22.

For details contact: Co-coordinator, South Indian workshop, Jackfruit festival, room number 302, Nalanada tourist home, Aravindgosh road, Kozhikode-1 Phone: 9447126861, 9895209688

Jackfruit festival in Kozhikode

Express News Service

Last Updated : 30 Apr 2012 12:15:28 PM IST

KOZHIKODE: Few are aware thatKozhikodehad a major role to play in the genesis of the word ‘jackfruit’. The word comes from the Portuguese word ‘jaca’ which in turn is derived from the Malayalam word ‘chakka’. When the Portuguese landed inKozhikode, they were introduced to the jackfruit and they took it back to their homeland, giving the fruit its name. Now a unique celebration is being planned in the city that gave jackfruit its name. ‘Chakkamahotsavam’ literally translates to ‘Jackfruit festival’ and it is a celebration of everything associated with the fruit. The festival has been organised in Wayanad and Thiruvananthapuram for the last four years and it will debut inKozhikodeat the Government Model HSS on May 24. The fest is being organised statewide by an organisation named ‘Uravu’ and it will partner with a number of organisations.

Kozhikode

 Homemakers get culinary lessons on jackfruit delicacies

TNN May 7, 2012, 04.09AM IST

KOZHIKODE: Women folk in city are busy learning to cook jackfruit-based delicacies thanks to the organizers of the state-level jackfruit festival.

In an effort to pep up the fest and rope in more homemakers, the organizers have arranged a mobile van that began its tour to all residential areas in the district.

Express News Service

Updated May 01, 2012 at 11:49am IST

 Jackfruit festival in Kozhikode

KOZHIKODE: Few are aware that Kozhikode had a major role to play in the genesis of the word ‘jackfruit’. The word comes from the Portuguese word ‘jaca’ which in turn is derived from the Malayalam word ‘chakka’. When the Portuguese landed in Kozhikode, they were introduced to the jackfruit and they took it back to their homeland, giving the fruit its name. Now a unique celebration is being planned in the city that gave jackfruit its name. ‘Chakkamahotsavam’ literally translates to ‘Jackfruit festival’ and it is a celebration of everything associated with the fruit. The festival has been organised in Wayanad and Thiruvananthapuram for the last four years and it will debut in Kozhikode at the Government Model HSS on May 24. The fest is being organised statewide by an organisation named ‘Uravu’ and it will partner with a number of organisations

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KOZHIKODE, May 22, 2012

Workshop on jackfruit to discuss its role in food security

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

A workshop, to be held in connection with the State Jackfruit Fest here, will discuss the role of the fruit in local food security and social security as such.

TheGovernmentModelHigherSecondary Schoolhere will host the festival from May 24 to 26. The workshop will be held soon after the festival’s inauguration. At the workshop, papers will be presented on jackfruit cultivation, value-added products and by-products, its and nutritional and medicinal value. Successful jackfruit farmers will share their experiences. The workshop is open to interested farmers, members of local bodies, representatives of NGOs and self-help group, teachers, and students.

Admission is restricted to 200 delegates to be selected on a first come, first served basis.

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KOZHIKODE, May 26, 2012

Still a stranger at home

STAFF REPORTER

Countries such as Ceylon and Vietnam make varieties of value-added products from jackfruit, an activity south Indian States, where the fruit grows in abundance, are yet to try, says Sree Padre, Executive Editor of Adige Patrike, a Kannada agricultural magazine.

Delivering the keynote address at a national-level workshop organised as part of the State Jackfruit Festival in Kozhikode on Friday, Sree Padre said countries such as Malaysia that gained the jackfruit tradition from India were far ahead in the sector, while no productive endeavours to promote jackfruit were being taken up in the country.

Besides experts and scientists from the field of horticulture, delegates from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala took part in the workshop. Most of the papers in the workshop were on various value-added products from jackfruit.

The organisers also said the exhibition, being held at the Model School ground as part of the festival, which was scheduled to conclude on Saturday would now go on till Sunday.

A sapling planting campaign would be held at the venue at 10 a.m. on Saturday with a cookery competition based on jackfruit recipes.

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KOZHIKODE, May 21, 2012

 Sweetening a fruit’s appeal

STAFF REPORTER

 The State Jackfruit Festival organised by the Jackfruit Promotion Council will be held at Government Model Higher Secondary School grounds in Kozhikode from Wednesday to Saturday.

The festival being organised in association with ‘Uravu’ in Wayanad is supported by the City Corporation, the district panchayat, the Kerala Grama Panchayat Association, the State Horticultural Mission, NABARD, public and cooperative sector institutions, NGOs, environmental organisations and residents’ associations in the district.

The festival aims at bringing together on a single platform organisations that work on promotion of jackfruit all over the country. It aims at creating awareness on the importance of jackfruit and in attracting entrepreneurs towards jackfruit-related enterprises.

On tour

Heralding the beginning of the festival, a ‘Chakka Vandi’ has been going around Kozhikode from April 29 to create awareness among local people of the fruit’s uses, modes of its processing and the nutrition it provides. Jackfruits have been brought from Tanur, Wayanad, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram and Sri Lanka.

Programmes

A South India-level workshop on the topic ‘Jackfruit for regional food security,’ exhibition of jackfruit tree saplings, different types of jack fruits and value-added products based on jackfruit, training on making jackfruit products, photo exhibition, cooking competition on jackfruit recipes, planting jackfruit tree saplings and quiz on jackfruit are the major events to be held as part of the fete.

The festival hopes to attract entrepreneurs to jackfruit-related ventures.

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