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Swadeshi Movement in Kerala by Dr. Jacob Pulickan
Dr. Jacob Pulickan borned at Ramapuram in Kottayam district of Kerala State on 09.09.1959. Did school education from St.Augustine's High School, Ramapuam and college education from St.Thomas College, Palai. Did second Post Graduation in Gandhian Studies from M.G.University and M.Phil. in Gandhian Studies from Gandhigram Rural University with first Ranks. Doctorate from Annamalai University in Gandhian Philosophy.
Worked as Youth Cordinator in Gandhi Smriti and Dashan Samiti, New Delhi, Founder Coordinator of the Centre for Gandhian Studies of the University of Kerala,Founder Director of the Kerala State Gandhi Darshan Samiti,Director Board Member of the Kerala State Literacy Mission and Kerala State Bharat Scouts and Guides and State Coordinator of the Gandhi Darshan Activities.
Awarded Ramachandran-Ekkeda International Award for Best Youth Organisor and Best Social Activist Award of the Ekta Parishat and the Maja Koena Foundation, Switzerland. Got Gandhi Smriti Darshan Samiti's Educational Fellowship and Mumbai Chandu Memorial Trust's Swadeshi Fellowship.Official Representative of India  in the International Conference organised at Johanesburg in South Africa in February 2015 in connection with the 100th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Return from South Africa.Invited as Chief Guest of the Non-Violence Day Celebrations of Guadeloupe (French Careebia)organised by the Global Organisation of the People of Indian Origin from 2 - 5 October 2015. 
Beginner of the well structured School level Gandhi Darshan Programme,Gandhi Festival, Swadeshi Home Made Products Training Programme, Swadeshi Festival and Founder Director of the Gandhi Centre for Rural Development and Swadeshi Trust. Working as the Director of the Gandhi Centre for Rural Development and Swadeshi Trust and heading the Swadeshi Movement in Kerala.Also heading the School Level Gandhi Darshan Programme.
Published Seven Books about Gandhian Philosophy and 12 Books about Swadeshi Home Made Products Training. The Gandhian Movement in India, The Sarvodaya Movement in Sri Lanka,The New International Economic Order, The Gandhian World Order, The Gandhian Movement in Kerala (English & Malayalam). The Swadeshi Movement in Kerala (English & Malayalam), Gandhi Darshan Programme : A Model in Character Formation, Personality Development and Conflict Resolution among the School Students (English & Malayalam) are the leading Articles.
Presented 316 Gandhi Darshan Episodes about Gandhi's Life and Philosophy and 268 Swadeshi Episodes about Gandhian Swadeshi Work in Television Channels.

Training Programmes
Soap Making
Food Processing
Jackfruit Products
Consumer Products
Jewel Making
Umbrella Making
Paper Bag Making
Direct Marketing
Glass Painting & Fabric Painting
Screen Printing

The impact of Swadeshi work
  1. Trained 75000 people in Soap Making
  2. Trained 11000 people in Food Processing
  3. Trained 4000 people in Jack Fruit Products Making
  4. Trained 5000 people in Umbrella Making
  5. Trained 4000 people in Candle and Agarbathi Making
  6. Trained 2000 people in Consumer Products Making
  7. Trained 3000 people in Paper Bag Making
  8. Trained 6000 people in Artificial Ornaments Making
  9. Trained 700 people in Water Conservation Activities
  10. Trained 40 persons in Ferro Cement Tank Construction
  11. Trained 300 persons in Direct Marketing
  12. Trained 200 persons in Glass Painting and Fabric Painting
Address: Director, Gandhi Centre for Rural Development
Bund Road, Marappalam, Pottam,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695004, India.
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