New Delhi: The Kerala-based Nair Service
Society, a group of members of the Nair community, on Sunday
launched its global organisation here to bring all its
representative bodies across the world under one umbrella.
The Global Nair Service Society, as it is called, is a
joint initiative to bring together all Nair organisations to
network, conduct and promote activities to preserve their
unity, the NSS said in a statement.
Nairs form a substantial chunk of Kerala`s population
and in pre-independence India they constituted the ranks of
rulers, warriors and landed gentry.
T K A Nair, principal secretary to Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh and C V Ananda Bose, the administrator of the
National Museum, were among several prominent members of the
community who attended the Global Nair Conference here today.
Nair Service Society (NSS) was founded in 1914 by
Mannath Padmanabhan, an activist who participated in the