Kudumbashree had bagged the award for the Best Food Court at 'Ente Keralam' Mega Exhibition Sales Mela held at Thekkinkadu Ground, Thrissur in connection with the First Anniversary Celebrations of the State Government. Also, Sreelakshmi Handloom, a Kudumbashree enterprise unit under Thiruvilwamala CDS, had bagged the Award for the Best Commercial Stall.
The Exhibition Sales Mela was held from 18 April 2022 to 24 April 2022. 9 Kudumbashree Cafe units became part of the food court. Various food items such as panipuri, bhelpuri, masala puri, dosa, appam, chapati, ney pathiri etc were served through these food courts. Sales of Rs 10.55 lakhs were recorded from the food court. Products of 22 Kudumbashree units were arranged in 14 product sales stalls. Sales of Rs 12.23 crores were recorded from these sales stalls.
A cookery competition was also organized for Kudumbashree members for the promotion of the mela. The contestants were asked to make 7 different cuisines. Those who bagged first prize in the competitions at all the 16 blocks had taken part in the district level competitions held at the exhibition sales mela venue from 19 April 2022.
Shri. K. Rajan, Minister for Revenue and Housing Government of Kerala and Shri. K. Radhakrishnan, Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes and Devaswoms, Government of Kerala gave away the awards to the winners.
List of the winners of the Cookery Competitions
First Prize-Sunitha Sajayan (Kadukutty)
Second Prize- Muneera (Orumanayur)
Third Prize- Biji Lajeesh (Kunnamkulam)
First Prize- Shobha Haridas (Punnayurkulam)
Second Prize-Jimy Joby (Kadavallur)
Third Prize-Sherly Shaju (Kodakara)
3. Traditional Food item
First Prize- Deepa Dineshan (Perinjanam)
Second Prize- Roly Jose (Chazhoor)
Third Prize-Jiji Unnikrishnan (Punnayur)
First Prize- Bindu Prabhakaran (Elavally)
Second Prize- Shruthi T.S (Mattathur)
Third Prize- Bindu (Mulagunnathukavu)
First Prize- Saranya Babu (Perinjanam)
Second Prize- Saranya (Guruvayoor)
Third Prize- Swetha (Avinissery)
First Prize- Sheela Sivaraman (Thrissur Corporation)
Second Prize- Radhika Manoj (Irinjalakuda)
Third Prize- Subaida K.A (Chazhoor)
7. Bakery Item
First Prize- Saritha N.S (Venkitangu)
Second Prize- Nitty Sathyajith (Puthukkad)
Third Prize- Rosily (Thiruvilwamala)