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Credentials of Smt.Lathamani Rajkumar

Smt.Lathamani Rajkumar has to her credit of having trained and certified by premier institutes both in India and abroad in various fields like

Painting / Handicrafts: Holds commendable certificates from College of Fine Arts, Chennai & Dept of technical Education and Government of India

Dyeing & Printing: Holds appropriate certificates from, Weavers Service Centre- Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India

Holds Professional certificates from Susan School of Culiniary Arts, India; English Hot Breads, Malaysia and premier Catering Institute, India

Food Processing / Preservation: Specially Trained in the following areas by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies and by Small Industries Service Institute, Ministry of Industry, Govt of India

  • “Food Industries – Processing, Preservation & its Export Market”
  • Domestic Preservation of Fruits & Vegetables & Nutrition”
  • Mushroom Culture, Processing & it’s Exports Prospects”
  • Specialised Entrepreneurship Development Programme”

Cosmetology

  • The Pawan chool of Beautician- Bangkok
  • Lilian Maund- Landon
  • Sahwarzkopf- Germany

ACHEIVEMENTS / CONTRIBUTIONS

A) WORKSHOPS

  • Conducted approximately 350 workshops on Fabric, Pot & Glass Painting organised by SNEHIDHI & KOKUYO CAMLIN LIMITED throughout
  • Conducted 22 workshops on WOMENS LIFE covering various activities useful for their day to day living organised by INDIAN EXPRESS & KOKUYO CAMLIN LIMITED throughout South India
  • Conducted “Best out of Waste” workshop organised by DINAMALAR- SIRUMAR MALAR for 3 years across Tamilnadu
  • Conducted a FREE CAMP on ‘SCARF PAINTING” for physically challenged children & adults organised by Dr.lakshmi Narasimhan & Stanley Medical Hospital in the year 2010. The Scarf painted by them are being exported to USA through which they are able to earn their livelihood
  • Regularly conducting workshops on Arts, Handicrafts, Fabric, Pot, Glass Painting, Cookery & Cosmetology at various schools & College all over Tamil Nadu from 1999 onwards

B) MEDIA – TV PROGRAMS

  • PODHIGAI – DOORDHARSHAN TV ( from 1996 onwards) - 442 episodes approximately in COOKERY & HANDICRAFTS for past 17 years. Out of this, 165 LIVE episodes of one hour duration in COOKERY& HANDICRAFTS and about 6 LIVE – QUESTION & ANSWER episodes of one hour duration in COOKERY& HANDICRAFTS
  • JAYA TV: “Vaanga Samaikalam”, Weekly Cookery programs in JAYA TV Other Media contributions
  • JAYA TV (From Nov 2000 to Feb 2010) - 230 episodes approximately in ARTS & HANDICRAFTS on “INNIYA ILLAM PROGRAMME”
  • VIJAY TV (For 3.5 years, during the period 1996-2000) - 14 episodes in COSMETOLOGY/ HAIRSTYLE & MAKEUP
    146 episodes approximately in COOKERY

C) MEDIA – MAGAZINES/ NEWS PAPERS

For past one decade, I have been writing under various columns

  • KUMUDHAM SNEHIDHI (Fortnightly) - From the year 2000 onwards
    Art/ Craft/ Cookery - Written Special Recipe Books
    Medicinal Cooking - Written Special Recipe Books
    Cosmetology - Beauty Therapy & Beauty Tips
  • INDIAN EXPRESS - WOMEN’S LIFE Column in Art/ handicrafts for nearly 4 Years during the period 20022- 2006
  • DINAKARAN - SELF- EMPLOYEMENT Column – Step by Step article contributed for 2 years, Demonstration of various Art/ Handicrafts/ Cookery items – with complete details of Investment / Income for House wife’s
  • DINAMALAR - SIRUVAR MALAR – On various topics in Art/ Craft/ Cookery for nearly 5 years
  • SPECIAL INTERVIEWS - By leading print media like THE HINDU, DINATHANTHI, MANGAI MALAR, DINAKARAN, KUMUDHAM SHEHIDHI, URATHA SINDHANAI, MYLAPORE TALK, PRIYANKA, JAYAM NICHAYAM etc about my achievements & Contributions in ART/ CRAFT/ COOKERY segments

EXHIBITIONS

  • • Over the past 2 decades, successfully organized approximately 25 exhibitions on Cakes/ Bakery items: Fabric Painting, Art & Handicrafts etc

To mention a few are listed below

EXHIBITIONS YEAR VENUE CHIEF GUEST
Hand Painted Products 1992 CP Art Centre, Chennai Mrs. Suhasini Manirathnam, Cine Actress
Cakes & Bakery 1992 TIC TAC Hall, Chennai Miss Ranjitha, Cine Actress
Hand Painted Products 1993 Community Service Centre, Chennai Mr.Sivakumar, Cine Actor
Cakes & Bakery items 1993 Community Service Centre, Chennai Miss. Khusboo, Cine Actress
Cakes & Bakery 1993 CP Art Centre, Chennai Miss Kasturi, Cine Actress
Hand Painted Products 1994 Sankara Hall, Chennai Mrs.Latha Saba, Cine Actress
Cakes & Bakery items 1995 CP Art Centre, Chennai Miss Rohini, Cine Actress
Acrylic Colour Painting on Canvas 2011 CP Art Centre, Chennai Shri.Viswam- Eminent Artist, Jaya Kumar- Art Director
Acrylic Colour Painting on Canvas 2012 CP Art Centre, Chennai Shri.Manian Selvan- Eminent Artist

Photo copies of the news items that appeared in the newspapers and Magazines on the important exhibitions conducted are enclosed herewith

AWARDS/ RECOGNITIONS RECEIVED

  • “Mother Teresa Excellence Award” awarded by “Global Economic Progress & Research Association” on the occasion of 12th National Seminar for the outstanding ”Individual Achievements & National development” at Chennai
  • “Mother Teresa Excellence Award” awarded by “Global Economic Progress & Research Association” Research Association at Bangalore
  • “Best Culinary Art & Craft Teacher” awarded by PRIYA VISION, Chennai
  • “Best Performer” awarded by PODHIGAI CHANNEL TV for effective delivery of episodes as per the requirements of the channel
  • “Best Organiser” awarded for organising the art & Craft activities during the MYLAPORE FESTIVAL organised by SUNDARAM FINANCE
  • “Best Demonstrator” award on the topic “Best utilization of Waste” awarded by Dr.MGR JANAKI COLLEGE, Chennai
  • “Best Demonstrator” award in Textile designing awarded by THE COLLEGE OF ARTS, Chennai
  • “Best organiser” award for organising the FIRST “Women Entrepreneur Development Programme” on behalf of CANARA BANK
  • “Best women Entrepreneur” awarded by DINAMALAR in 2003 & thereafter consequently for two years 2005 & 2006
  • “Best Women Entrepreneur” awarded by SRUTHILAYA VIDHYALAYA during their 14th anniversary celebration at Rani Seethai Hall, Chennai
  • “Best Writer on Cookery/ Arts/ Handicrafts” awarded by URATHA SINDHINAI Writer’s ASSOCIATION”
  • “Best organiser” award for organising the “Entrepreneur Development Programme” on behalf of KARVY for their investors
  • “Best Body Painting Award” for the super models o Mr/ Mrs Chennai Super Model 2002 awarded by MAYA & JINNAH CREATIONS
  • “Best Judge Award” in the inter collegiate cultural fest – “AAKRUTI 2001” conducted by GURU SHREE SHANTHI VIJAY JAIN COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, Chennai
  • “Best Coach” for coaching 6500 candidates during “VANNATHIRUVIZHA 2000” organised jointly by DINMALAR & KOKUYO CAMLIN LIMITED
  • “Best Demonstrator” award on various Bakery items awarded by ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

SHRISHTI SCHOOL OF CULINARY ARTS & CRAFTS – PROFILE

Name of the Organisation “Shrishti School of Culinary Arts & Crafts”
Founder / Director Smt. Latha Mani Rajkumar
Year of Commencement Year- 1992
Official Address 17/9, Second Link Street, CIT Colony,
Mylapore, Chennai – 600004
Contact No Land Line – 044 24992586
Mobile – 9884415279
9884975279
Courses Offered Hobby classes, Children Arts, Fine Arts, Culinary Arts,
Cosmetology & other Activities
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