Naveena Samskarika Kala Kendram, popularly known as NSKK, is a socio-cultural, voluntary organization, established in the year 1967 by a few enthusiastic Malayalees who came to Hyderabad in search of livelihood.
It all began with a reading room; the selfless and sincere efforts of the founding members combined with the generous support extended by other Malayalee friends saw this fledgling organization grow into its present stature. The local population too contributed their mite.
Many an honorable member who nursed this budding organization in the early years are no more with us. We draw inspiration from the likes of late PV Pavithran, IPS, and the late HK Babu, IAS to mentionjust two. The former who was the City Commissioner of Police was our Chairman in the initial days; he held the post till his demise in 1994. On this occasion, we, the inheritors of their glorious legacy, remember and pay our respectful tributes to each and every one of our departed members.
NSKK is at present running two high schools: one at its head quarters at Ferozguda, with total student strength of 2800 plus and about 200 dedicated staff. The second school and Junior College are at Gagillapur, a rural area in the Rangareddy District, which is about 23 kilometers from the city. A KG School is also being run at Fathenagar which was NSKK’s first center.
NSKK is committed to the teaching of Malayalam language, which has had good response ever since its inception. All who love Malayalam and are desirous of learning the language, irrespective of age and gender, can avail themselves of this opportunity.
NSKK can boast of a collection of more than 2000 Malayalam books, of different categories like novel, short story, poetry and non-fiction at its library, freely accessible to all Malayalees.
Another unique feature of NSKK is the facility to impart training in Kerala dance forms like Bharathanatyam and Mohiniyattam, and percussion instruments like chenda and maddalam under the banner NSKK Kalavedi.
In an effort to promote literary pursuits, in 2011, NSKK instituted the OV VIJAYAN Sahitya Puraskaram, in memory of the legendary writer and cartoonist, the late OV Vijayan who spent the autumn of his life in Hyderabad. It was a befitting tribute the Malayalees of the twin cities could pay to this great personality. The award carries Rs. 50001 cash, and a trophy conceived by Kerala’s Rajashilpi, Sri Kanai Kunhiraman, along with a citation.
NSKK has many more ambitious projects on the anvil: the starting of professional institutions, an Academy to teach the art and culture of Kerala, a Home for the aged, and providing free medical services are some of the dreams to be fulfilled in future with the whole-hearted support and cooperation from everyone.