Kondhwa Malayaalee Seva Sangham(KMSS),Pune
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Having a highly literate population, from mid-20th century Keralites started to migrate to European and American continent and other developed and developing countries of the world at large. Since the seventies Kerala has witnessed significant migration, especially to the Persian Gulf countries during the Gulf boom. The migration was not limited to the foreign countries alone. From the start of the 20th century internal migration to the various states started. With the independence of the country the flow of Malaylees to the Pune city started with the establishment of various defence institutions in the city. Today it is claimed that more than 4 lakhs Malayalees are settled in Pune.
Till the end of eighties Kondhwa was a non-descript village in the outskirts of the Pune city. But with the establishment of the National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) and Army Welfare Cooperative Housing Society (AWCHS) at Salunke Vihar in the early eighties saw the beginning of development of Kondhwa and its surrounding areas. Thus many of the reputed builders and land developers moved in and started construction of housing complexes and independent housing plots. As Kondhwa was a new and an upcoming suburb with the mid-nineties, like many other communities, a lot of Malayalees have also bought houses here. Today approximately more than 1000 Malayalee families are settled in Kondhwa and its surrounding areas. When we talk of Kondhwa and its surrounding areas we mean: Fatimanagr, Wanowrie, Kedarinagar, Salunkhe Vihar, NIBM, Undri, Pisoli, Kondhwa Buduruk, upper and lower Kondhwa Khurd, Lullanagar, Marketyard, Golibar Maidan, etc. Of lately massive developments are taking in these areas like premium residential complexes, malls, multiplexes, multi-specialty hospitals, etc.
KONDHWA MALAYALEE SEVA SANGHAM (KMSS)
As the number of Malayalee families increased in this area, for their linguistic and cultural needs they had to rely on Poona Keraleeya Samaj at Rastha Peth. Accordingly, in 2001 some of the like minded Malayalees of Kondhwa village and NIBM area came together to discuss the need to have a Kerala Samajam for the people of this area. After several house get-togethers in 2001-02, realizing that the common needs and unexpected problems can be solved only by collective efforts and pooled resources, the Pravasi Malayalees staying in and around Kondhwa decided to have a new social and cultural association called, Kondhwa Malayalee Seva Sangham (KMSS). Today it has 300 plus Life Members, almost 100 Ordinary Members and 200 plus Well Wishers from the Keralites settled in its jurisdiction. From Sholapur-Pune Road to Undri-Pisoli, Poolgate to Babudevu Ghat, SRP to Marketyard are its area of operation.
The Kondhwa Malayalee Seva Sangham is a socio-cultural charitable organization registered with the Charity Commission, under Registration No. Mah/683/2003/Pune, having its registered office at B-2, Nirmal Complex, Near Satyanand Hospital, Kondhwa Road, Pune 411 048. It was founded to promote the social, cultural and linguistic needs of Pravasi Malayalees who are settled in this area