06.08.05

IT at School Palakkad support group formation — my first talk

Posted in Free Software, Society at 1:32 pm by Pirate Praveen

FSF and KSTA District level Planning meet for IT@School project support group formation

15th May 2005
KSTA Mandiram Koppam, Palakkad

I got a chance to talk on free software at Palakkad district meet of FSF and KSTA [I attended a similar meeting in Calicut where Arun M of FSF India talked]. This was arranged by Mohandas master [A master Trainer for IT@School project in the district]. The meet started at 2.00 pm with inauguration by Shri. A. K. Chandran, KSTA state secretary. He briefed the efforts of KSTA in the Kerala School educqtion sector and especially its commitment to support use of Free Software in schools of the state as part of the IT@School project. He also talked about KSTA’s intention to prepare educational materials with FSF India. Then I got my chance to talk after Shri. Venu of the KSTA district executive briefed about the agenda of the meet. This was my first chance to talk on Free Software to an audience. Read the rest of this entry »

Changathikkoottam A crowd of friends Day 2

Posted in Society at 1:23 pm by Pirate Praveen

Changathikkoottam 2nd Day

On 10th of May early morning I left home for Nattukal for Police Verification required for my passport. I got my first chance to experience how our system works. I was back in Alanallur by 10 am. Before we started of with a song by Murali master, reports of the previous day was read by kids.

Science -- Malayalam song

Scientist is labourer
Human tribes warrior
Science is driver for him
Science is his driver

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