Sameer Samudra and Amit Gokhale, an Indian gay couple, settled in the United States, had the courage to come out of their closets, declare their sexuality to their families and the world, and got married according to traditional Maharashtrian customs. Sameer and Amit may be one among the lakhs who had shown their courage wherein India may not be the most progressive of countries when it comes to LGBT rights, but if the recent flash mob in the capital is anything to go by, more and more people are coming out in support of decriminalizing homosexuality.
A Sunday (4th Oct 2015) evening in Connaught Place saw LGBT flash mob at Connaught Circus, one of the popular places in the city. The mob saw several youngsters get together, singing songs and shouting slogans on bisexuality and gay rights. An attempt to put across the message of equal LGBT rights attracted the Sunday crowd of Delhi.
Kerala Club at Delhi has set up KPS Menon Study Center at the Kerala Club, Barakamba Road, New Delhi. The study center mainly focuses on teaching and motivating the young Keralite students towards the shaping of their career. Students who are preparing for Civil Services, Entrance Examinations and other Competitive Examinations can attend the classes/ and lectures being conducted at the KPS Menon Study Center. The study center has been named after KPS Menon, who a career member of the Indian Civil Service and later of the Indian Foreign Service, who after independence became India’s first Foreign Secretary, serving from 1948 to 1952. He was Ambassador of India to the Soviet Union from 1952 to 1961, and finally Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.
The study center which works totally different from an ordinary coaching center, focusses mainly on the educational development and empowerment of a student from the grassroot level, was inaugurated by G.K. Pillai IAS. Prof. Omchery N.N.Pillai, Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon, Dr. V.P Joy IAS, Senior Journalist A J Philip shared their experiences on civil services and ‘the importance of working towards passion’. Students and Parents from various part of Delhi NCR attended the event. KPS Menon Study Center will act as a center where eminent educationists and civil servants will share their experience and motivation/and train students towards quality education. Post event, there was a student interaction programme where G.K. Pillai IAS and Dr. V.P Joy IAS interacted with students and answered their questions.
Kerala Club is located the M-block, Barakamba road, the nearest metro station being Barakamba road metro station. For further details about KPS Menon Study Center please click here.