Highlights of the Month

Seven months after millions of migrant workers abandoned our cities to walk back hundreds of miles in the searing heat to their villages, their sordid stories have all but been forgotten.  A ‘virtual roundtable’ convened by VMFT highlighted the policies, programs, and actions that need to be in place to prevent such disasters in the future.  The report of the roundtable in Hindi, Avaaz, Pehchaan aur Atma Samaan: Pravasi Shramik, Unka Bhavishya, Unka Adhikaar – Ek Rooprekha was released on 22 January 2021 by senior journalist Shri Sudeep Thakur, Resident Editor,  Amar Ujala, and senior journalist Shri Ashutosh, Founder, Satya Hindi.

Other speakers at the event included Professor Harishwar Dayal, Director-In-Chief, Center for Fiscal Studies, Government of Jharkhand, Shri Santosh K. Singh, Indian Express, Patna, Shri Mukesh Balyogi, Hindustan, Ranchi,  Prof. V.K. Damodaran, President of VMFT, and Dr. Sajitha Bashir, Vice-Chair of VMFT. The webinar was attended by journalists, NGOs, and academics. Dr. Manisha Priyam, Associate Professor, National University of Education Planning and Administration, moderated the webinar.

Release of Hindi publication “Voice, Visibility and Dignity – Towards a Rights-Based Framework for Migrant Workers”. The meeting video link available here. Click Here

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VMFT Publications

VMFT aims to bring key stakeholders together to think about the mega trends shaping Kerala society and the systems, policies and actions required to build a better future for the next generation. We will hear the voices of scholars, politicians, administrators, business people, teachers, citizens from different walks of life, and especially youth and even children.

A child born today in Kerala will be 30 in 2050. That is about the age at which many men in Kerala currently get married and start rearing the next generation.  What kind of society is today’s child likely to live in?  What kind of society would we like this child to live in?  Or will Kerala even remain a place where people can live at all?

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Memorial Lectures and Awards

K M Bashir
Memorial Lectures

Vakkom Moulavi
Memorial Lectures

Professor N.A Karim Award
for Outstanding Public Service

Resource Centre

The Resource Centre houses a collection of resources on renaissance, journalism, education and renaissance leaders.  It also hosts a Reader's Forum which conducts a review of a book every month. In addition to books and resource materials related to Vakkom Moulavi, the resource centre carries books and publications relating to the work of the VMFT. These include books relating to education and teaching, science and mathematics resources for children, political science, history, journalism and media, religion and the environment.
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