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The pristine village, Killikkurussimangalam, nestles in the bank of the great river Nila overlooked by the Vilwadrinatha Temple. Either side of the river Was blessed by the birth of many a prominent person, none being more important than the great satirist Kalakkath Kunchan Nambir who was born in Kilikkurussimangalam.Brahmasree. Pannisseeri Pazhedath Manakkal Sankaran Namboodiripad, the genial educationalist, also born in the same village, vehemently believed that satiating the hunger for knowledge is far more challenging than satiating the hunger of the stomach. This great visionary took upon himself the challenge and founded the then "Balakollasini Samskritha Pathasala" in 1916.The school, to date,has strictly adhered to the principles laid out by it's founder.
For, four decades the "Pathasala" taught only sanskrit, so as to prepare the students for "VIDWAN" and "SIROMANI" xamination.
Subsequently, the "Pathasala" become "Sree Sankara Oriental High School" aided by the Kerala Government and started teaching other subjects too, as prescribed by the kerala State school syllabus. In 2010, the school has been upgraded to Higher Secondary School.The school produced many scholastic giants such as "Padmasree" Mani Madhava Chakkiar,"padmasree" P.K. Narayanan Nambiar,etc:.
Kerala or Keralam is an Indian state located on the Malabar coast of south-west India. It was created on 1 November 1956 by the States Reorganization Act,and it combined various Malayalam speaking regions.The state has an area of 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi) and is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the south and southeast and the Arabian Sea towards the west. Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city. Kochi and Kozhikode are other major cities.Kerala is a popular tourist destination famous for its backwaters, yoga, Ayurvedic treatments and tropical greenery. Kerala has the highest Human Development Index in India, comparable with that of first world nations but with a much lower per capita income. The state has a literacy rate of 94.59 percent, also the highest in India. A survey conducted in 2005 by Transparency International ranked Kerala as the least corrupt state in the country. Kerala has witnessed significant migration of its people, especially to the Persian Gulf countries during the Kerala Gulf boom, and is heavily dependent on remittances from its large Malayali expatriate community.
Palakkad District or Palghat is one of the 14 districts of Kerala state in South India. The city of Palakkad is the district headquarters. Palakkad is bordered on the northwest by the Malappuram District and on the southwest by the Thrissur District. To the east lies the Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. It is a predominantly rural district. Palakkad is the gateway to Kerala due to the presence of Palakkad Gap, in the Western Ghats. The total area of the district is 4480 km² which is 11.5% of the state's area. The district is nicknamed "the granary of Kerala".In earlier times Palakkad was also known as Palakkattussery. Some etymologists trace the word "Palakkad" from the word Palanilam, which means "dry lands". The commonly held belief, however, is that the name is a fusion of two Malayalam words, Pala, a tree (Alstonia scholaris) that is found abundantly in Palakkad, and Kadu, which means forest. It was not formed on the formation of Kerala at 1957; after the Xchange of Kanyakumari with Tamilnadu Kerala got Palakkad.
Ottapalam is a socio-culturally significant town in Palakkad of Kerala in south India. Situated on the banks of the Bharathapuzha (also called the Nila), it has a rich cultural heritage and has played host too many historic events. Headquarters of the taluk by the same name, it is one of the municipalities of the district. It used to be a major town of the erstwhile Valluvanad, during the reign of the Zamorins of Calicut. The principal spoken language is Malayalam. As of 2001 India census, Ottappalam had a population of 49,230. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. It has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82% and female literacy 79%. Nearly 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Ottapalam's claims to fame because of Lakkidi Killikkurussimangalam, near Lakkidi, is the birthplace of Kunchan Nambiar, Kerala's famous poet and father of the traditional solo dance, Ottamthullal. It is 8 km away from Ottapalam. Late Pannissery Pazhayedathu manakkal Sankaran Namboodiripad founded the first school namely Balakollasini and later it has been called as Sree Sasnkara Oriental Higher secondary school