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NRI body to extend its activities to Kerala

india Updated: Jul 10, 2006 16:32 IST
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An organisation of expatriate Keralites in Qatar is planning to extend its activities to its core area of interest in Thrissur, Kerala.

The Thrissur Jilla Souhrida Vedi (TJSV) will open its office in Thrissur town on July 15, which will be followed by a medical camp.

A report in the Gulf Times newspaper quoted TJSV secretary CK Menon as saying that 80 medical professionals, including cardiologists, paediatricians, gynaecologists, ENT and general medicine practitioners, will offer their services to members and their families in the medical camp to be held on July 22.

Menon, a recipient of the Indian government's Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award, said Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi will inaugurate a family gathering and community feast on July 23.

As part of its charity activities, TJSV is also organising marriages for 25 handicapped women this month.

There are around two million Keralites residing in the Gulf region. They send home Rs 70 billion ($1.5 billion) annually, contributing to almost 22 per cent of the state's gross domestic product.