objectives of the Nair Service Society (N.S.S.)
Under the leadership of Sri. Mannathu Padmanabhan
and the other 13 Founders had given the shape
of the N.S.S. by taking an Oath that “I
will incessantly think and make efforts for
the progress of the Nair Community. But in those
efforts will do nothing to provocate the other
Communities.” It is quite natural to occur
changes in the mode and the ways of such efforts
for the progress of the Community with lapse
of time. During the early periods, the Founders
paid more attention to eradicate the causes
of social depression existed in the Community.
We may refer to the biography of Sri. Mannathu
Padmanabhan in which he has mentioned about
the luxurious way of life of Nair who were pleasure
seeking which made them lazy and lost their
industriousness. By imbibing the old high-handedness
of their forefathers, they began to make quarrels
between themselves as a way of life. Almost
all the families were descending at a great
speed towards the bottom level without any family
leadership due to superstitious beliefs, unnecessary
customary luxurious celebrations and matrilineal
hierarchy which was not practical according
to the social situation even in those days.
He has also mentioned about the so called “Nalukettu”.
These four knots were “Case kettu”
- the bundles of litigations, “Thalikettu”
child marriage, “Kuthira kettu”
- processions with decorated idols of horses
and “Vedi kettu” - the fireworks.
The Community had to spend family fortunes on
these. Sri. Mannam and his colleagues gave more
attention in the early periods to work against
the above social evils and to create awareness
in the Community and to direct them to the proper
way. He organised gatherings called Nair Sammelanams
throughout the State and lead the Community
to the proper way. When they started to show
positive results to a certain extent, the Founders
considered all-around progress of the Community
and engaged themselves in developmental activities.
They put their first step in the field of education
with a view to remove the backwardness existed
among the Nair population and to provide them
better facilities. At the beginning schools
were established and then colleges were started.
Agriculture, industry, settlements, housing,
financial stability and health care were subsequently
taken up by the N.S.S. Acquisition of landed
properties, establishment of Agricultural farms,
Mannam Sugar Mills, Kerala Service Bank, Hospitals
etc were subsequently taken up with a view to
the all-around progress of the Community. It
was also an important aim of the leaders to
redirect attention of the Community towards
Even though the N.S.S. had no interests in the
active politics, there were several examples
of its intervention in Politics when it felt
loss or weakness to the Community.
All-around progress of the Community is our
main aim. This organisation works to create
awareness against impediments in social progress
such as personal misconduct, we encourage the
members of our community to get along with other
sections of the society in the path of progress
and we are engaged in creating progressive models
in this direction.
We are keeping away from all
the political parties and we stick on to the
policy of equidistance from the major political
fronts. But we will exhibit dissatisfaction
towards those who are taking harmful stands
to our community and who exhibit favourable
attitude those who are helpful to us. This
is evident from the stand taken by the N.S.S.
in respect of the Reservation issue. The N.S.S.
has always looked upon the harmony among the
Religions and Communities as a fundamental
factor for their own development as well as
for the development of our Nation at large.
The formation of the Dhanasree Self Help Groups
and mobilisation as well as distribution of
sufficient funds for their smooth functioning
is our new endeavour. We hope that this venture
will lead our Community towards self reliance
turns fruitful. This effort will also be helpful
to draw the interest of our members and improve
their willingness to work in small scale to
large scale collective efforts. There has
been a drastic change in the participation
pattern of our Karayogams. Formerly the elders
only took part in it. But now they are well
represented with youths, women as well as
Now this organisation is executing our great
responsibility of knowing, understanding and
responding to the rapid changes happening
in our Nation, our State and in our Society.
By this we try to impart a proper aim and
direction to our Community.
Our Founder Leader Samudayacharyan Sri. Mannathu
Padmanabhan firmly believed that serving the
people in his Community and serving the Country
are not different and both are to be carried
out and progressed together. We are committed
to his ideas and we firmly follow his footsteps.