Inauguration of the Research Programme on International Migration from Kerala: 10 Dec
In a function held at the Baker auditorium on 10 December 2019 at 3 pm, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, the Hon’able Chief Minister of Kerala, inaugurated research programme on “International Migration from Kerala’. The programme is based on an endowment established at the Centre by Government of Kerala.
At the start of the inaugural session, Prof Sunil Mani in his welcome address outlined the role played by CDS in earlier studies on migration for the last decade or so. He pointed out that it was the brainchild of the Chief Minister to initiate the new research programme on Migration from Kerala which is to be carried out by CDS. The presidential address was delivered by Mr KM Chandrasekhar, Chairman, CDS.
In his inaugural speech, the Hon’able Chief Minister pointed out that under the programme the following four activities are envisaged every year:
1.Reasearch on Issues related to International Migration form Kerala;
2.Conduct of post-experience training programmes on migration research;
3.Creation and maintenance of a searchable database on international migration from Kerala; and
4.Organising a two-day seminar on Kerala and the World Economy.
Shri Harikrishnan, CEO of Norka also spoke on the occasion. This was followed by a presentation on ‘Recent Trends in International Migration from Kerala’ by Prof. S. Irudaya Rajan and another one on ‘Gender Aspects of International Migration from Kerala’ by Prof. Praveena Kodoth.