SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
<ul><li>The membership to the organization was limited only for science writers in the beginning . </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR S...
<ul><li>The first five years of the formation of KSSP ,the main activities were Science Exhibitions , Seminars, films show...
<ul><li>Then started publication  Sastragathi for the public came in 1966 the first Malayalam science magazine.  At presen...
<ul><li>Sastrakeralam started in 1966 for high school students.  Circulation 15,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Eureka for primary ...
<ul><li>Within a decade of its formation ,KSSP changed both its form and content. Membership opened to all those who were ...
<ul><li>KSSP  gradually transformed into a Peoples Science Movement from a mere popular science organization . </li></ul>S...
<ul><li>Adopted  slogan  </li></ul><ul><li>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
<ul><li>Again in 1976   KSSP organized Science classes in 3000 centres of Kerala on “Nature, Science and Society”.Its numb...
<ul><li>More than 1500 faculties turned out. Thereafter thousands of classes on hundreds of subjects such as Science, Educ...
<ul><li>Emblem of the organization was accepted in 1971.-The modern man with a book in his hand fixed his foot on the eart...
<ul><li>  STRUCTURE </li></ul><ul><li>KSSP has a  four tier structure- Units at village level, Sub regional (Block),Distri...
KERALA SASTRA SAHITYA PARISHAD vital statistics    Status  A People's Science Movement,       registered  as a society.  F...
<ul><li>Finance   Own generation through publication and  sale of  books, Parishad Owens and Hot  Boxes  Special feature  ...
<ul><li>EDUCATION   </li></ul><ul><li>In the field of education, KSSP’s activities helped a lot to improve the quality and...
<ul><li>  PEDAGOGIC EXPERIMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Science Teaching, Living with Science Camps, Children's Scien...
<ul><li>Enrichment Classes ,  Education Policy  </li></ul><ul><li>Children Exchange Program, Curriculum Development ,  Mak...
<ul><li>  Environment </li></ul><ul><li>KSSP became known in the field of environment only after its intervention in the p...
<ul><li>PUBLICATION </li></ul><ul><li>Started publishing books with Futurology in 1976.Then published the well known book ...
SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION Thereafter KSSP publishing books worth millions of rupees every year and are being sold by K...
<ul><li>KSSP has already published more than 1,100 titles ranging from small booklets to substantial reference book. Refer...
<ul><li>Thus the message of the campaign reached the people in a more effective and permanent manner through these books a...
TOP 10 TITLES SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION Enthukondu? Enthukondu? 200000 Vayichalum Vayichalum...    91000 Vedangalude N...
<ul><li>KSSP created a space for science book in Malayalam. </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of books became contextualized wit...
<ul><li>HEALTH </li></ul><ul><li>In the health sector KSSP organized so many activities to pressurize the government to ad...
<ul><li>By conducting a state-wide Health survey, scientifically organized by KSSP, it could present the true nature of th...
<ul><li>ENERGY </li></ul><ul><li>In the energy sector, from 1975 onwards the KSSP has been campaigning for a rational ener...
<ul><li>A high-efficiency wood-burning stove was developed by KSSP’s Research and Development  Unit IRTC. Many thousands o...
<ul><li>It has also invented a Hot Box which about 50% energy in cooking rice,staple diet of the region. KSSP started help...
<ul><li>DEVELOPMENT </li></ul><ul><li>1975: Formation of Village Science Forums. 600 VSFs by the year 1978 · </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>1982- 1984  ·Village Science Marches in all districts by foot for a fortnight  </li></ul><ul><li>1989 :Panchayath ...
<ul><li>1996-2001: Kerala Govt. launched People's Campaign for Local Level  Development Planning to implement 9th Five Yea...
<ul><li>KALA JATHA  </li></ul><ul><li>By the second half of seventies KSSP launched a new theatre media popularly known al...
<ul><li>This art form was mainly responsible for building up a Gigantic network of resource persons ,organizers and learne...
SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION This communication tool has been using many other campaigns such as decentralization, women ...
SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
<ul><li>GENDER </li></ul><ul><li>KSSP has been organizing a number of activities in the state from 1980 onwards to reduce ...
<ul><li>At present the most important initiative of KSSP on women issues is a comprehensive study on the status of women i...
<ul><li>INSTITUTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Apart from the activities in different sectors, KSSP has established three institut...
<ul><li>IRTC  undertakes projects in the areas of Energy, Rural Technology, Agriculture and allied areas, Land and Water M...
<ul><li>EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH UNIT </li></ul><ul><li>This is a research centre in Education, conducting studies in the area...
<ul><li>ENVIRONMENT CENTRE </li></ul><ul><li>Environment centre is  established to take care of environmental issues, to w...
<ul><li>SOURCES OF INCOME </li></ul><ul><li>KSSP raises its income through selling books, Hot Box, Parishad Oven and membe...
SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION WORKING STYLE Over the years KSSP activists have succeeded in developing a unique working st...
<ul><li>These traits include mainly informality in dealings, simplicity, fraternity, team spirit, honesty, straight-forwar...
<ul><li>KSSP AND POLITICS </li></ul><ul><li>Kerala is a highly politicized state. So most of the mass organizations in the...
<ul><li>KSSP AND POLITICS </li></ul><ul><li>No political party has got a direct or indirect control over the policies adop...
<ul><li>AWARDS </li></ul><ul><li>KSSP has been conferred with a number of national and international awards in recognition...
<ul><li>Global 500 Roll of Honour of the UNEP for its work in the environment field and  King Sejong Literacy Prize  for i...
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    1. 1. SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
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    4. 4. <ul><li>The membership to the organization was limited only for science writers in the beginning . </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    5. 5. <ul><li>The first five years of the formation of KSSP ,the main activities were Science Exhibitions , Seminars, films shows. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    6. 6. <ul><li>Then started publication Sastragathi for the public came in 1966 the first Malayalam science magazine. At present Sastragathy has got a circulation of about 10,000 copies. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    7. 7. <ul><li>Sastrakeralam started in 1966 for high school students. Circulation 15,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Eureka for primary students started in 1970.Circulation 30,000 </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    8. 8. <ul><li>Within a decade of its formation ,KSSP changed both its form and content. Membership opened to all those who were interested in science. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    9. 9. <ul><li>KSSP gradually transformed into a Peoples Science Movement from a mere popular science organization . </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    10. 10. <ul><li>Adopted slogan </li></ul><ul><li>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    11. 11. <ul><li>Again in 1976 KSSP organized Science classes in 3000 centres of Kerala on “Nature, Science and Society”.Its number gone beyond the its target from 3000 to 12,000 . </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION KSSP started a new mass contact program in by conducting 1,000 lectures on “Evolution of the Universe, Man and Society” from January 1 to 7, 1973
    12. 12. <ul><li>More than 1500 faculties turned out. Thereafter thousands of classes on hundreds of subjects such as Science, Education, Environment, Gender, Energy, Consumer Laws, Decentralized Planning, Total Literacy, Health etc are being conducted extensively . </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    13. 13. <ul><li>Emblem of the organization was accepted in 1971.-The modern man with a book in his hand fixed his foot on the earth and looking at the infinite and unknown horizon </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    14. 14. <ul><li> STRUCTURE </li></ul><ul><li>KSSP has a four tier structure- Units at village level, Sub regional (Block),District and State. Elections are held every year and no one holds the same office for more than two terms. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    15. 15. KERALA SASTRA SAHITYA PARISHAD vital statistics   Status A People's Science Movement, registered as a society. Foundation 1962.   Jurisdiction Kerala State Membership 33,000 Members Literally from every walk of life Structure Unit, sub region (135), district(14) and state level committees; sub committees Major Divisions of work: Education, Environment, Health, Energy, Art, Literacy, Publication, Planning, Development, Gender, Networking and Research. SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    16. 16. <ul><li>Finance Own generation through publication and sale of books, Parishad Owens and Hot Boxes Special feature No one holds on to a particular office for more than 2 Years Publication 4 monthly periodicals with a total circulation of about 100,000,75-100 popular/children's science books with a total face value of Rs. 4-5 million. R & D work Through Integrated Rural Technology Centre supported by Government of India and Govt. of Kerala. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    17. 17. <ul><li>EDUCATION </li></ul><ul><li>In the field of education, KSSP’s activities helped a lot to improve the quality and content of formal school education. On the one side Parishad has been striving for making education, a child cantered, life-related and activity-oriented, joyous and enjoyable process for both teachers and children and on the other side it has been conducting sustained agitations to regain and maintain social justice in the field of education . </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li> PEDAGOGIC EXPERIMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Science Teaching, Living with Science Camps, Children's Science Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Exchange Programs, Science Talent Festivals ,School Science Clubs, College Science Forum s </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    19. 19. <ul><li>Enrichment Classes , Education Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Children Exchange Program, Curriculum Development , Make learning a sweet drink, </li></ul><ul><li>Balavedis , Publication of alternate policy document on Kerala's education reformation ,Science Olympiad </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    20. 20. <ul><li> Environment </li></ul><ul><li>KSSP became known in the field of environment only after its intervention in the proposal for the construction of a hydel project in Silent Valley of Palakkad District. Really the organization’s activities in connection with the Silent Valley issue attracted the attention of environmental activists and scientists all over the world. At the end, “the techno-economic and Socio-political assessment of the project” made by the KSSP study team was given serious consideration by the Govt. of India and consequently the ‘Silent Valley’ was declared as a National Park. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    21. 21. <ul><li>PUBLICATION </li></ul><ul><li>Started publishing books with Futurology in 1976.Then published the well known book 'The Wealth of Kerala' along with 11books for children. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    22. 22. SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION Thereafter KSSP publishing books worth millions of rupees every year and are being sold by KSSP activist’s by door to door campaign , they could raise sufficient money for its working fund.
    23. 23. <ul><li>KSSP has already published more than 1,100 titles ranging from small booklets to substantial reference book. Reference book like Why Why Why sold more than 200,000 copies which marked a record in the history of the Malayalam publication. At present there is a publication wing for KSSP. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    24. 24. <ul><li>Thus the message of the campaign reached the people in a more effective and permanent manner through these books and leaflets </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    25. 25. TOP 10 TITLES SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION Enthukondu? Enthukondu? 200000 Vayichalum Vayichalum... 91000 Vedangalude Nadu 78000 Pakshikalude Atbhutha pra… 66000 Kanakku Kaliyum Karyvum 62500 Manushya Sareeram 59000 Patatha Pakshikal 58500 Piramidinte Naattil 58200 Doore Doore.. 49000 Sinduvinte Katha 48500
    26. 26. <ul><li>KSSP created a space for science book in Malayalam. </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of books became contextualized with other Parishad activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Parishad books are considered authentic by the public. </li></ul><ul><li>KSSP has inculcated a voluntary work culture in the field of publication </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    27. 27. <ul><li>HEALTH </li></ul><ul><li>In the health sector KSSP organized so many activities to pressurize the government to adopt a ‘peoples Health Policy and Peoples Drug Policy’. At a particular stage the disastrous role played by the Multi-national companies in the existing health delivery system by marketing banned and non essential drugs on a large scale was well exposed before the public. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    28. 28. <ul><li>By conducting a state-wide Health survey, scientifically organized by KSSP, it could present the true nature of the health –profile of the people of Kerala before the government. That venture was very much appreciated by several experts and institutions including WHO </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    29. 29. <ul><li>ENERGY </li></ul><ul><li>In the energy sector, from 1975 onwards the KSSP has been campaigning for a rational energy plan for Kerala. It is involved in large-scale energy conservation programmes-both electricity and heat energy .”. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    30. 30. <ul><li>A high-efficiency wood-burning stove was developed by KSSP’s Research and Development Unit IRTC. Many thousands of such stoves were being fixed in houses by Parishad activists. Now more than half a million homes have installed these “Parishad Oven </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    31. 31. <ul><li>It has also invented a Hot Box which about 50% energy in cooking rice,staple diet of the region. KSSP started helping the district level local governments to develop small hydro stations within their territory. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    32. 32. <ul><li>DEVELOPMENT </li></ul><ul><li>1975: Formation of Village Science Forums. 600 VSFs by the year 1978 · </li></ul><ul><li>1976 :Study On Kerala's Natural Resources and Publication of findings and conducting classes among the public all over Kerala · </li></ul><ul><li>1978-79 :Survey of resources and identification of developmental issues in a village (Vazhayur) as a pilot project </li></ul><ul><li>1978: New developmental perspective evolves from the arguments against the proposed Hydro-Electric project at Silent Valley </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    33. 33. <ul><li>1982- 1984 ·Village Science Marches in all districts by foot for a fortnight </li></ul><ul><li>1989 :Panchayath level marches by foot –Theme: Decentralize power to the people. A critique on post-independence development approaches; propagating KSSP's alternatives.. </li></ul><ul><li>1990-95: Panchayath level resource mapping: Phase- I: :23 Panchayaths; Phase-II: Kallyasserry Panchayath. </li></ul><ul><li>Planning by people themselves to tap local resources and apply them to generate employment and income.. </li></ul><ul><li>1996: Participatory and Sustainable Panchayath Level Development Planni ng </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    34. 34. <ul><li>1996-2001: Kerala Govt. launched People's Campaign for Local Level Development Planning to implement 9th Five Year Plan-KSSP's active involvement at all levels as a catalyst, propagandist, participant to materialize its slogan “Decentralize Powers to the People ' </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    35. 35. <ul><li>KALA JATHA </li></ul><ul><li>By the second half of seventies KSSP launched a new theatre media popularly known all over India as “Kala Jatha” for dissemination of ideas to the common people and for popularization of science </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    36. 36. <ul><li>This art form was mainly responsible for building up a Gigantic network of resource persons ,organizers and learners in the mass campaign for literacy. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    37. 37. SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION This communication tool has been using many other campaigns such as decentralization, women empowerment, Education, Health ,Environment and Energy etc. Now so many other organizations are also using this tool for their campaigns .
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    40. 40. <ul><li>GENDER </li></ul><ul><li>KSSP has been organizing a number of activities in the state from 1980 onwards to reduce the gender gap and to maintain the gender equity and gender equality in society. “Vanitha Kalajatha”, “Samatha Vijyanotsavam” were some of the programmes conducted for making society more gender-sensitized </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    41. 41. <ul><li>At present the most important initiative of KSSP on women issues is a comprehensive study on the status of women in Kerala. The study focuses to find 'how Kerala women think and how Kerala women live ' </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    42. 42. <ul><li>INSTITUTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Apart from the activities in different sectors, KSSP has established three institutions with financial support from both state and central governments to provide the knowledge base to support the wide range of its activities. Of them, the Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC) is a Research and Development and Training Centre </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    43. 43. <ul><li>IRTC undertakes projects in the areas of Energy, Rural Technology, Agriculture and allied areas, Land and Water Management, Local Level Planning, Health etc. It arranges many number of Training Courses also. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    44. 44. <ul><li>EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH UNIT </li></ul><ul><li>This is a research centre in Education, conducting studies in the area of educational policies, curriculum, teaching methods and teaching aid etc. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    45. 45. <ul><li>ENVIRONMENT CENTRE </li></ul><ul><li>Environment centre is established to take care of environmental issues, to work out developmental alternatives and to create awareness among the people regarding environmental protection </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    46. 46. <ul><li>SOURCES OF INCOME </li></ul><ul><li>KSSP raises its income through selling books, Hot Box, Parishad Oven and membership fee. KSSP does not accept any foreign funds directly or indirectly. Even the office bearers of the organization hardly receive any remuneration. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    47. 47. SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION WORKING STYLE Over the years KSSP activists have succeeded in developing a unique working style for the organization. Parishad workers used to call this working style as “ Parishathikata ” . It is absolutely difficult to define such a term, but it depicts certain peculiar traits which every member is expected to imbibe.
    48. 48. <ul><li>These traits include mainly informality in dealings, simplicity, fraternity, team spirit, honesty, straight-forwardness, spirit of sacrifice, readiness for service, social commitment, spirit of toleration, punctuality etc. The sum total of all the above traits will help a member to achieve “ Parishathikata ” . </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    49. 49. <ul><li>KSSP AND POLITICS </li></ul><ul><li>Kerala is a highly politicized state. So most of the mass organizations in the socio-cultural fields work as a wing of one or other political party. KSSP is a People’s Science Movement having no ill-will or affection towards any political party. Among the members of Parishad there are members of almost all the political parties in the State and non-members of any political party . </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    50. 50. <ul><li>KSSP AND POLITICS </li></ul><ul><li>No political party has got a direct or indirect control over the policies adopted by KSSP, on various issues, confronting the people. But KSSP is not apolitical; it has got politics which was well-clarified when the slogan “Science for Social Revolution” was accepted. Undoubtedly it stands by the side of the millions and millions of have nots in their fight for emancipation from poverty and miseries . </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    51. 51. <ul><li>AWARDS </li></ul><ul><li>KSSP has been conferred with a number of national and international awards in recognition of its achievements in various fields of activities. They include Vikram Sarabhai Memorial by Indian council of Social Science research for its work in Science in1983,Indira Paryavaran Puraskar and Vrikshamithra Puraskar for its work in the field of Environment awarded by Government of India in 1989 </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
    52. 52. <ul><li>Global 500 Roll of Honour of the UNEP for its work in the environment field and King Sejong Literacy Prize for its work in science popularization and literacy in 1990, the Right Livelihood Award for its pioneering work in the fields of health; peace and development in 1996 etc. </li></ul>SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
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