Thrissur Kendra
Shri Namboodiripad turns 100
Member of Bhavan's Thrissur Kendra Shri Chithran Namboodiripad was felicitated on the eve of his 100th birth day, on December 27, 2018 at a well-attended function held at Kendra's Headquarters, Thrissur. Kerala Governor Chief Justice (Retd.) Shri P. Sathasivam was the Chief Guest at the function. In his address the Hon'ble Governor applauded the yeoman services of Shri Namboodiripad and advised the teachers to accept him as a role model. Those who felicitated him included Kerala's Agriculture Minister Shri V.S. Sunil Kumar (as Chief Guest); Kerala's Education Minister Prof. C. Ravindranath; former Kerala Assembly Speaker Advocate Therambil Ramakrishnan; Kendra Chairman Shri T.S. Pattabhiraman and Hon. Secretary Shri K.P. Achuthan.
Shri Chithran Namboodiripad obtained his Postgraduate degree from the famous Pachayyappa's college, Chennai, and realizing the backwardness of his native village set up a school and served as a teacher there. He handed over the school to the Kerala Government in 1957. He made enormous important contributions in the field of education in Kerala including the conduct of the Youth Festival in the Kerala state since 1958. He served as Secretary of the Kerala Kalamandalam, a deemed to be university of art and culture, for almost five years during which he turned it as a centre of excellence with global stature. He won several awards apart from the National Award for teachers, in 1967.
Shri Chithran Namboodiripad has travelled 29 times to the Himalayas, the last one in 2018 at the age of 99. He wrote a travelogue in Malayalam - 'Punya Himalayam' and autobiography 'Smaranakalude Poomukham' (the portico of memories).
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