Kerala’s Global Academic Showcase: Pinarayi Vijayan Launches International Students Summit
“Explore how Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched an International Students Summit in Thiruvananthapuram, showcasing Kerala’s progress
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan opened an international students’ meeting in the venerable Kanakakunnu Palace in Thiruvananthapuram, underscoring Kerala’s dedication to global education and cooperation. 162 students, all of whom are enrolled in various institutes connected to Kerala University, came together in this gathering from 42 different nations. The occasion, which is a component of the “Keraleeyam” project, represents an important milestone in promoting Kerala’s culture, advancement, and international cooperation.
Kerala’s approach to development
Kerala’s unique combination of attributes, which make it a global powerhouse for education and cultural interaction, was highlighted by Chief Minister Vijayan in his speech at the summit. He lauded Kerala’s tranquility and secularism, the friendliness of its people, and the state’s breathtaking natural beauty, stating that Kerala ranks similarly to many wealthy nations in terms of many human development indicators. This notoriety is a result of the “Kerala model of development,” which has gained international acclaim.
The fact that Kerala has developed into a modern society over the past 200 years is a testimonial to its progressive attitude, communal tolerance, and peaceful cohabitation. It is believed that a combination of renaissance movements, progressive forces, labor advancements, farmer battles, and imaginative governance are to blame for this progress. Vijayan, the chief minister, did acknowledge that there is space for improvement in several areas.
Why Keraleeyam Is Important
An important annual event, the Keraleeyam festival, attempts to promote Kerala’s accomplishments around the world. Every year, Keraleeyam is observed to recognize the year’s advancement. In 2023, Keraleeyam set out on a mission to highlight Kerala’s decades of progress and accomplishment from November 1 to November 7. Discussions about Kerala’s accomplishments, its difficulties, and its promise for the future are all included in the Keraleeyam initiative. Additionally, it has displays that emphasize the state’s special assets, cultural legacy, agro-industrial accomplishments, and technical innovations. Through this program, Kerala’s development paradigms can be shared with the globe while also allowing participants to learn about cutting-edge concepts from the worldwide academic community.
An International Gathering of Minds
Thiruvananthapuram City hosted 24 international seminars as a part of the summit from November 1 to November 7 at seven different locations. These seminars examined the growth plan for Kerala for the following 25 years as well as the necessary policies. Stretching from Vellayambalam to East Fort (Kizhakkekotta), an exhibition was made to show off Kerala’s fusion of modernism and heritage. Keralaites from all over the world were welcomed and honored at the event, which featured debates on development led by internationally renowned specialists. Additionally, the capital city hosted delegates from several local governmental levels.
In conclusion, Thiruvananthapuram’s hosting of the international students’ summit is evidence of Kerala’s commitment to international collaboration, cultural exchange, and education. The “Keraleeyam” project is an example of the state’s attempt to highlight its distinctive advantages on the international stage. This conference is an encouraging move towards developing global collaboration and disseminating the success narrative of this dynamic Indian state as Kerala continues to develop and advance.