God’s own Country, lies on the southwest coast of the Indian Peninsula, a 360 miles long narrow stretch of land. Its area comprises of just over one percent of the total land area of India and the population is little over 3.5 % of the Indian population. Kerala, a state with 100% literacy, world standards of health, and a hard working, determined, dedicated population is always setting standards in all most all the spheres of its activity.
In more modern times the Keralites have migrated in large numbers in search of employment to several foreign countries like United States, Malaysia and Singapore in South East Asia as well as to several countries of Africa and West Asia. The professionals of Kerala are among the most wanted experts in the fields of medicine, Information Technology etc.
As you may know, there have been Keralites in Middle Tennessee for more than forty years. Some of us are native Keralites, who were born in the land that has been referred to as "God's Own Country". Others amongst us trace our origins to Kerala through parents or earlier generations. Still others are married to Keralites, or have a fascination with many or all things Keralite. Whatever our tether to Kerala, it is time to come together to nurture and preserve our rich heritage and to proudly proclaim it.
We look forward with eager anticipation to opportunities to enhance our cultural identity and to enrich the local community by weaving our colorful threads in the fabric of our society. To that end, it is a great honor and privilege for to welcome you to the Kerala Association of Nashville.
Former President, Kerala Association of Nashville(KAN).