Nair Service Society of North Texas
Thousands of Nairs have immigrated to various parts of the world with more than two thousand families in USA. There has been only little effort, outside India, to bring the Nair families together. Nair Service Society of North Texas is founded mainly for building a platform for all Nairs to join together. We shall not forget our home or family where we were born, and we should not abandon the community where we are a part of. It is our responsibility to safeguard the rich heritage of our community and share those with our generation and pass it on to the next generations.
NSS of North Texas would like to compliment various religious and cultural organizations in their efforts to strengthen and vitalize Hindu religious activities and wants to stretch our arms to help the less fortunate members of the Nair community through Nair Service Network.
Roots and Inspiration
The Nair Service Society, a synonym for selfless service and social commitment was founded by the late Sri. Mannathu Padmanabhan on 31 - 10 - 1914. It came into being at a crucial stage in the history of the Nair community which was facing a crisis brought about by disunity and blind adherence to outmoded customs, beliefs and practices. Nair community had a glorious past, but ignorance, accumulated over centuries, reinforced by inadequate education, proved disastrous for the community. Nair community’s predilection for celebrations and its penchant for ceremonial occasions fuelled by a strong affinity towards profligacy and extravaganza, contributed to the decline and downfall of this community. Gradual loss of land holdings, under-employment and unemployment due to lack of modern education completed the process of disintegration. It was at this juncture that Sri. Mannathu Padmanabhan took the initiative to unite the members of the Nair community and build up a great organization. The rest is history. He inspired them and gave them a dream, a dream of liberation from poverty, misery and ignorance. He set up hundreds of units of the N.S.S in his own unique way. With his persistence, tireless efforts, vision and farsightedness, the N.S.S opened an array of educational institutions, hospitals and other socially beneficial institutions all over the state.