SNDP Yogam formed on 1903 May 15 th by the efforts of a group of people who
worked hard for the upliftment of the socially backward classes.They were totally
deprived of social justice and human rights.Though the SNDP Yogam was organized with the aim of progress
and development of an
ignored section in the society, it could go through many memorable
and energetic fights which laid a milestone in the history of Kerala.
It is a notable thing to remember that the outraged
disgust of Dr Palpu who had to suffer the cruel discrimination from the upward class
people even he was a medical degree holder,culminated in the formation of SNDP
Yogam under the grace of Sree Narayana Guru.He started his fight for social justice
through the movements like Ezhva Memorial ,Malayalee Memorial etc.His co-working
with Kumaranasan helped him to strengthen his ideas and missions.The
union of Sreenarayana Guru,Dr Palpu and Kumaranasan was a turning point
in the socio-cultural,political history of Kerala.
The intention of changing the Vavoothu Yogam,
which happened to to coordinated by the Sreenaraya Guru at Aruvipuram temple for
the day to day coordination of the temple into a spontaneous organization,They
planned to expand Yogam onto a wide spread.One and for this purpose a special
session was summoned.In this Public session the critical decision to register yogam
into to joint stock company was taken.So With the admirable support of the public the Aruvippuram
Temple Yogam was registered as Aruvippuram
Sreenrayan Dharma Paripalana Yogam in the 15 th May 1903.Sreenaraya Guru and Kumaransan
decorated its positions as the President and General Secretary respectively.The formation of SNDP Yogam has created an awareness of the requirement of organization need among the back ward people in the Kerala society,The Inspiration of SNDP Yogam
led to the formation of Sadhujajna Pariplana Yogam under the leader ship
of Ayyangali for the pulaya community,followed by the formation of Pulaya Samudhaya
and Dheevara sabha in 1912,Yogashema sabha
by Brahmins and Nair Service Society in 1914 for the Nair community.
Dhanu 28 th The membership for the SNDP yogam was commenced ,with a share of
Rs 100.Gurudevan him self traveled in Pallipuram,Perigottukara,Nattika,Paravur,
Moothakunnam to join 90 members in a month
SNDP Yogam had its first Annual General
Body meeting at Aruvipuram along
with Sivaratri Festival on 1079 Makaram-30 and kumbham1.In the his speech Dr Palpu proclaimed that the mission of the Yogam is to make ezhavan men
an educated,skilled and cultured population.He also urged for the women's wing along with all AGM . under the president ship
The AGM also desided to start
Vivekodayam magazine and commenced on 1079 medam 31.
The empowerment of ezhavas in soceity by
the efforts of SNDP Yogam has created some irritation in the upper community people
and this led to a communal riot.The Divan Madhav Rao convened a meeting and the riots
was stopped. All these activities led the government to issue an order permitting
not only ezhavas but to all the backward classes to study in the schools.
Thus the efforts SNDP Yogam for 15 years has ensured education for all
the backward classes.In 1920 SNDP Yogam decided to issue membership for all people not considering his caste and community,
who has faith and belief in the Sreenarayana guru dharmam.
The 19th Annual General Body
(AGM) of the SNDP Yogam powerfully demanded the right for
the backward people to enter to the temple.Even though the Vaikam sathygram was not completely successful,
the Congress and the SNDP could make an awareness in the minds of the
they have the right to enter the temples.
The Ezhava Rashtriya Sabha was formed in the time of KM Keasavan to demand the representation of Ezhavas in the legislative council proportionate to the population.on
25 January 1933,the combined political meeting of the Christians,Muslims and Ezhavas
Passed a “Nivarthan Nishchayam” that created a political storm for the right for
the proportionate participation in the legislative council.In 1933 The special
General Body meeting was convened to form a political committee.This political committee was headed by C.Kesavan as the Secreatry .C Kesavan
is the prominent person who worked for the social justice in the society after Dr Palpu
.C. Kesavan was arrested after delivering a speech demanding the dissolution
of the Legislative council and for the fresh representation in accordance with the population.The Arrest C. Kesavan empowered the Nivarthana Struggle and the man in the jail become more powerful than the men outside. And finally, the demand for
the proportionate representation to the legislative was accepted.It was this time
that SNDP made an immature political decision. The political committee of SNDP Yogam
decided to join State Congress with
C.Kesavan., V.K.Velayudhan,K.Kesan ,Kannara Gopalpanicker as the representatives.This decision had an impact
of loosing social integrity of the SNDPyogam in the future.
R.Sankar-Became the General
Secretary of the yogam in
December 1949.His great efforts targeting the empowerment of the community
through education is a turning point in in the history of SNDP Yogam. The visionary R.Sankar realized that the education is the ultimate
solution for the alround development
of the community.His efforts became successful when
SNDP establishes an Arts and
Science college at Kollam in 1947 followed by another college for women in the same town.
For giving more attention and thrust to education ,R. Sankar Established
S N Trust in 1952.The mission of SN Trust was to Establish More and more educational
Institutions for higher education.The Empowerment of the people in the community
through better and higher education became a reliaty by the efforts of R Sankar.R Sankar also established
Sree Narayana Medical mission which lead to the establishment of Sankars Hospital.
1953 SNDP Yogam celebrated its Golden Jubily with a five week festival of activities including a grand All India Exhibition at Kollam.
This was followed by a period of organizational problems.It was a period of disintegration
for the SNDP yogam. A number of lawsuits were filed in courts and this led to a
short term administrative rule in SNDP.
In 1971 September 25 The General Body tendered by the administrators
elected KT achuthan as President and Manguzhi Madhavan as General Secreatary. In
1973 N.Sreenisan was elected as the President and P S Velayudhan as the Secreatary. They took efforts to strengthen the activities of
SNDP Yogamand extend the influence of the yogam into the Malabar area.
SNDP Organised a massive Rally
at Thiruvanthapuram demanding reservation to the PSU and Semi Government organizations.During
a Pinnokka Samudhaya Federation(A
Federation of Backward Communities) was formed along with 30 other organizations,This concept has been devoloped to form SRP (Socialist Republican Party) Even though
SRP not been live long, It once had two MLA and from which one became minister.
SNDP Yogam celebrated Its platinum jubilee in
1978 December 1 to 1979 Januvary 2 .In the 75 th Annual Genereal Body meeting
Prof: Velayudhan and AS Prathap Sing were elected as President and Secreaty of SNDP Yogam respectively.
In 1980 77 th Annual General Body has Announced SNDP Yogam Second AVAKASHAPRAKHYAPANAM
– Proff Velayudhan was the man behind the formulation of 34 Demands by SNDP Yogam.
IN 1981 MK Raghavan was elected as the
President and K.Gopinathan as the General Secreatary.
In 1985 March MK Raghavan Elcted was elected as
the President and AS Prathap Sing as Secreatary. In 1988 September in the 85 th Annual General
Body Meeting AS Prathap Sing and KK Velayudhan became General Secreraty and President respectively.
In 1996 At Ernakulam AS Prathap sing became the president and Vellappllay
Natesan who had already proved his efficiency as SN Trust Secreary became the General
Secreatry of SNDP Yogam .After a long perid SNDPYogam began to
establish its presense in the social cultural scenario of kerala society
with the powerful and abundant leadership efforts of Mr. Vellappally Natesan. In this Power packed decade under the leader ship of VellppallyNatesan SNDP gained a lot of organization
empowerment. After the period of R R.Sankar .SNDP shown it great presence and growth in this period by
organising and establishing different events and establishments In 1998
The president of India R Venkita Raman Ingurated the
platinum jubilee celebrations of “Vaikam Sathyagraham”
In Januavry 19 1999 Prime Minsiste AB Vajpay inagurated the celebrtaions.
In 2000 Decemeber 30 annual General Body meeting reelected
Vellappally Natesan as General Secreatary and Adv.C.K.Vidyasagar as President and MB Sreekumar As Dewaswam Secretary. On the 16 March 2001 SNDP Yogam organized a massive rally at Ernakulam to
relelse the SNDP Yogam third “Avakasa Prakyapanam”
In 2003 At Aruvipuram SNDP yogam Began
its centenary celbrations. The one year long celbration was inaugurated by
the Prime Minister of India Sri.H.D.Devgowda , The centiinary clebrations were followed
by the district level and union level functions and establishment of several activities
all over kerala In 2003 Februvary 1 st SNDP Yogam conducted Malabar Sagamam.
Part of centenary celbrations a Global Sreenarayana Convention was held at Cochin
on 2003 may 10.11.12 ingurated by Murali Manohar Joshi – Human resourses minister
.Govt of India
The SNDP Yogam, under the leadership of Mr. Natesan celebrated Guru Varsha 150 as the 150 birth celbration of
Sreenarayana Guru .The Congress president and U.P.A.Chiair person SoniaGandhi inagurated
Guruvarsha 150 at Kollan on August 29 2004.
As part of
Guruvarsham Celebrations Kerala
witnessed a movment to empower people in society
by "Sreenarayna Microfinance Instituion" – A dream concept of SNDP Yogam General Secreary
to eradicate poverty among all community member .This movement is currenty becoming
one of the largest microfinance establishment in India
In 2005 December 21 at Cherthala in the 101 Annual General Body meeting J.Kamalasanan was elected as the president and Vellappally natesan as the general secretary
with an incredicbe winning margin.
MB Sreekumar and Dr MN Soman were the Vice Preseident
and Dewaswan Secretary
The efforts of MB Sreekumar as the Travancore Devaswam Board
member was successful in implementing the reservation to the backward classes in
the appointment to the Travancore Dewaswam board .
The General Body meeting helf on 23 June 2007
at SN College Auditorium Cherthala elected Dr.M.N.Soman as president of of
SNDP Yogam without any opposition
SNDP Yogam is an organization which had natutured
with the growth of the society under the vision of great leders. Its Influvance
in the socio educational economical and cultural growth of the backward people in
the kerala society is indeed remarkable. The yellow flag of SNDP Yogam will ever
fly high to make a society more
committed to social justice.
From the beginning Guru had a dream of a state
having all independent women. It doesn’t mean the independence from the male. But
it really meant the independence of a woman as a person possessing all knowledge
of her rights. During earlier days the women were denied knowledge and education.This
was one of the main reasons for women suppression,which is still continuing
in many places.Guru knows that providing education is the only way for their empowerment.
He also wanted to make them free from superstitions as well.
That is why they started the ‘Sthree Samajam’.
It was commenced on the first SNDP Yogam. It has helped in the national growth very
much. It was at the 70th SNDP Yogam they decided to commence a ‘Vanitha Sangham’.
One of the main objectives behind it was the development of their political party
called Social Republican Party (SRP) which was started at the same time. The Vanitha
Sangham enabled its members to be a person having a great knowledge of their social
responsibilities. It created a co-operative mind among them. It helps the women
in knowing better the requirements of their children, their personality development
and to take more care in their education. It partially eliminated unemployment of
women through providing training in sewing, gardening, farming etc.
SNDP Yogam Youth Movement
This was created to help the SNDP Yogam in social
reformation. Decision to commence a youth movement was taken at the 70th annual
meeting of SNDP. The main aim behind this was to spread the activities of SNDP among
the students. It made the words of Guru a reality and spread his thoughts all over.
It motivated the youth to participate in social, art and cultural activities and
to live with discipline. It showed them the value of ‘hard work’. It helped the
Yogam in implementing the programs and decisions. They opened libraries which give
predominant considerations to the writings of Guru.
Sree Narayana Dharmasena
Sree Narayana Dharmasena is created to
fight against the evils of the society. A total of 2768 units have already been
set up already.
Sree Narayana Balajana Yogam
SNDP has a Children’s wing called SNDP Balajana Yogam
, Understanding the importance of the development of children .Balajana Yogam has
basic aim of developing the in house talents of children.
Guru Sree Narayana Dharma Prachara Sabha
Guru Sreenarayan Dharma Prachara Sabha has been
established for Prachara the Sree Narayana Guru teaching and messages to common
man as well as Create right personalities.
SNDP Employees Forum
SNDP had set up SNDP Employees Forum Is For The Empowerment Of Employees In Kerala
. This Associate Is Now Becoming One Of Employees Organizations In Kerala