Festival to promote jackfruit

Dear All,

Greetings from Santhigram!

As a part of Chakkamahotsav (Jackfruit festival) , santhigram is planning to hold a training programme in making food products out of the jack fruit. From 2011 April 4 to 6, women – as many as 50 are interested to learn – would be given training in preparing at least 15 dishes made from jackfruit.

The training would be headed by a team from Uravu, based in Wayanad . Kindly see the attached notice and application form. Expecting your participation and support.

 

With regards,

Yours sincerely,

 

L Pankajakshan

Director, SANTHIGRAM

Chappath, Kazhuvur.P.O; Pulluvila-695 526, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Phone: 0471-2269780, 6452511 (M) 9287548234

E.mail: santhigramkerala@gmail.com; pankajsanthigram@gmail.com

Web : www.santhigram.orghttp://santhigram.wordpress.com

 

 

Festival to promote jackfruit

 

Express News Service

First Published : 24 Mar 2011 01:38:23 AM IST

Last Updated : 24 Mar 2011 12:26:28 PM IST

 

THIRUVANATHAPURAM: It’s that time of the year when along with the tasty mangoes, fatty jackfruits also come for sale. But who wants to eat jackfruit? The decreasing taste for the yellow fruit has motivated a group of people on the outskirts of the city to organise a ‘Chakka mahotsav’, or jackfruit festival.

The fest, organised by Santigram, an NGO based in Chappath, will be held in May. There will be products – both food and hand-made items – made of jackfruit lined up at the festival. People will be urged to eat more of jackfruit, which is a traditional fruit offered by nature free of cost and full of nutrition and fibre, which makes metabolism easier and prevents dehydration during summer.

Ahead of the festival in May, the organisers are holding a training programme in making food products out of the fruit. From April 4 to 6, women – as many as 35 are interested to learn – would be given training in preparing at least 15 dishes made from jackfruit. The training would be headed by a team from Uravu, based in Wayanad.

Ever had ‘vada’ made of jackfruit seed or jackfruit ‘unniyappam’? All these and many other items like mixture, ‘payasam’, jam, jelly, squash, pickle, toffee, chappathi and ‘murukku’ could be made of jackfruit, the training for which will be given to the women.

‘’When we thought of holding a jackfruit festival, we asked women here on the variety of food products they could make from the fruit. And the maximum they knew was five or six. That’s when we decided to hold a training camp too. It is to encourage consuming of jackfruit and to give them awareness on the good effects of the fruit,’’ said L Pankajakshan, Santigram director.

According to him, the women who successfully complete the training programme would be given help to start their own small-scale units selling the products. As part of the Chakka mahotsav, cookery competitions will also be organised. Winners will be given cash prizes.

For more details on the competition and training programme, call 2269780 or 9747152350.

trivandrum@expressbuzz.com

Comments

comments