Memories are short lived. not many of this generation are aware of the fact that Coorg has produced the first woman career diplomat of India Ms. Chonira Muthamma Belliappa (in pic). She resided in the heart of Gonikoppal town with her mother, sister and a brother. Her father was a forest officer. Muthamma passed out of St. Joseph 's Convent, Mercara with a 1st class in her S.S.L.C.and stood first in the erstwhile Madras University.
Many Kodavas have valuable collections of paper clippings on varied themes like news items pertaining to Kodagu and Kodavas, achievements of eminent Kodavas/Kodavatis in the fields of education culture, sports etc
Such clippings contain a wealth of information worth preserving for posterity.
Kodava Clan intends to take up this activity. A search index will be created to enable searching and locating of transparencies based on keywords compiled from captured readable text.