"SEPTEMBER"

IN KERALA HISTORY

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1957 SEPTEMBER 02

Kerala Government declared Malayalam as the State’s official language
1961 SEPTEMBER 01
Regional Engineering College at Kozhikode inaugurated. Now it is known as National Institute of Technology, Kozhikode.
1962 SEPTEMBER 08

Pattom Thanu Pillai appointed as Punjab Governor. Pattom Thanu Pillai was one of the leaders of independence movement and later became the Chief Minister of Kerala from February 1960 to September 1962. He resigned from the Chief Minister post and R.Sankar was elected as the new Chief Minister.

1962 SEPTEMBER 26

(Image: R.Sankar Ministry)

R.Sankar sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Kerala consequent on the resignation of Pattom A.Thanu Pillai. R.Sankar was the Deputy Chief Minister in the Pattom Ministry. Sankar was a statesman, administrator, educationist, writer, editor and orator.  P.T.Chacko, K.A.Damodara Menon, P.P.Ummer Koya, K.T.Achuthan, E.P.Poulose, K.Kunhambu, D.Damodaran Potti, K.Chandrasekharan, M.P.Govindan Nair, and T.A.Thomman were his cabinet colleagues.

1963 SEPTEMBER 29
Cochin Refineries inaugurated. It has a production capacity of 9.5 million tons per annum. Now the refinery is run by the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. 

1964 SEPTEMBER 10

R.Sankar Ministry resigned consequent on the approval of no-confidence motion against his government.

1968 SEPTEMBER 16

State Institute of Languages (Kerala Bhasha Institute) was formally inaugurated by Dr.Thriguna Sen, Union Cabinet Minister for Education. The Kerala Bhasha Institute was established in March 11, 1968 as a part of the 4th Five year plan. The institute aims at delivering the progress in modern knowledge to Malayalam, making the knowledge of science and technology accessible to the common people and preparing and publishing authentic books in University level.

1970 SEPTEMBER 17

(Image: Polling personnel verifying election  materials)  

Bi-elections to Kerala Legislative Assembly held. Coalition front consisting of Indian National Congress, Communist Party of India, Muslim League, Revolutionary Socialist Party, and Kerala Congress secured majority and formed the Government under the leadership of Achutha Menon on 4th October 1970.

1973 SEPTEMBER 23
Puthezhath Raman Menon passed away. Puthezhath Raman Menon was one among the few great men who contributed much to Malayhalam literature.  He had command on almost all fields of Malayalam language. His contributions to the uplift of the society were also remarkable.  He also served as District and High Court Judge.  He translated poems of Rabindranatha Tagore into Malayalam. He was the Chairman of Sahithya Academy

1975 SEPTEMBER 30

Karur Neelakanta Pillai passed away. Karoor Neelakanta Pillai was a litterateur and founder of Sahithya Pravarthka Sahakarana anghom (Co-operative Society of Litterateurs). He won several awards including Sahithya Academy Award. His main works are Marappavakal, Pathu Kadhakal,Thirangedutha Kadhakal, Rahasyam Ambalapparambil, Poovanpazham, Orupidimannu, Meenkari, Smarakom, Thoopukaran Kochanujathi, Astrologer, Gruhanayika (short stories), Gauri, Hari, Panjiyum Thuniyum (novels).

1976 SEPTEMBER 07
Sri Sankara Sthoopam at Kalady, the birth place of Adi Sankara, inaugurated.  The 8 storied sthoopam has 118 feet height. Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthamba Mandapam built by Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt.
1976 September 13
Thiruvananthapuram-Eranakulam broad-gauge rail line inaugurated
1977 September 16
Poetess Muthukulam Parvathy Amma passed away. Pookkari, Meera, Mathruvilapam are some of her poems.

1981 SEPTEMBER 18

K.Sukumaran passed away, K. Sukumaran was the Editor of Kerala Kaumudi daily, one of the newspapers in Malayalam. He also served as the President of SNDP (Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam) in 1953-54

1983 SEPTEMBER 28

People paying homage to the victims of vypeen tragedy

Vypeen hootch tragedy caused death of more than 70 people.

1983 SEPTEMBER 28

C.H.Muhammed Koya passed away. C.H.Muhammed Koya was the leader of Indian Union Muslim League and Chief Minister of Kerala from 12th October 1979 to 1st December 1979. His term as Chief Minister was the shortest one (just 54 days). He also served as the Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1961 and Minister in the cabinet headed by E.M.S.Namboodiripad, C.Achutha Menon, K.Karunakaran, A.K.Antony and P.K.Vasudevan Nair. He was also elected as the Deputy Chief Minister in the cabinet headed by K.Karunakaran.

1987 SEPTEMBER 26
M.K.K.Nair passed away. He was a renowned administrator and well-known cultural activist. He had deep imprint in art, literature and culture.  Selected to Indian Administrative Service in 1950, he started his career as Sub-Collector of erstwhile Madras State. Later he was appointed as Deputy Secretary of Government of India. Project Manager of Bhilai Steel Plant, General Manager & Managing Director of Fertilizers And Chemicals Travancore Ltd (FACT). He made substantial contributions for the development of industrial sector of Kerala. He contributed significantly for the uplift of Kerala art and culture, especially Kath Kali. He was the Chairman of Kerala Kalamandalam and Member of Sangeetha Nataka Academy.

1994 SEPTEMBER 24

Priyadarshini Planetarium at Thiruvananthapuram inaugurated. This one of the most versatile planetariums in the country. The main GM-11 star field projector set up here can project almost all the constituents of the visible universe. It can also simulate the star-studded night sky over any location on the earth, on any day up to 12,500 years back or 12,500 years into the future. The Planetarium also arranges special shows also..
1989 SEPTEMBER 01
Kerala State Horticultural Development Corporation inaugurated by E.K.Nayanar, Chief Minister
1994 SEPTEMBER 24
Priyadarshini Planetarium at Thiruvananthapuram inaugurated. This one of the mostversatile planetariums in the country. The main GM-11 star field projector set up here can project almost all the constituents of the visible universe. It can also simulate the star-studded night sky over any location on the earth, on any day up to 12,500 years back or 12,500 years into the future. The Planetarium also arranges special shows also.

2005 SEPTEMBER 27

Elections to the Local Self Government Institutions. Left Democratic Front won the majority of Panchayats and Municipalities

2006 SEPTEMBER 07

Government of India released coins of Rs.100 and Rs.5 duly engraved with the image of Sri Narayana Guru

2006 SEPTEMBER 24

Film actress Padmini passed away. Padmini was a talented cine artist and dancer. She acted in more than 250 films of various Indian languages. She was the second among the famous Travancore Sisters

2007 SEPTEMBER 01

Government banned plastic products of thickness less than 30 micron in the State.Plastic bags cause many environmental issues. The plastic bags may take years to decompose even if they disposed of properly. If not disposed of properly they can pollute water bodies and clog sewers. It affects the habitat of animals and aquatic species adversely.

2007 SEPTEMBER 17

(Image: Water rushing through the broken penstock pipe.)

Penstock pipes serving water to the Panniyar Hydro Electric Project burst at Vimalacity on Konnathady-Vellathooval Road in Idukki district. The water rushed through the broken pipe killed seven people.

2008 SEPTEMBER 30

(Image: GV Raja)

Government decided to observe October 13, the birth day of Col. Goda Varma Raja,   as State Sports Day

2009 SEPTEMBER 30

(Image: Rescue operations in progress)

46 tourists were killed when double-decker tourist boat, Jalakanyaka, sank in the Thekkady lake at the Periyar National Park. There were 82 people on the boat while it capsized

2010 SEPTEMBER 06

(Image: Checking  dead body as part of identification consequent on hooch tragedy )

23 persons including a woman were killed after they consumed spurious liquor at Kuttippuram and Wandoor in Malappuram district. A few of them belonged to Tamil Nadu.The victims had reportedly consumed toddy from shops at Kuttippuram, Perasannur, Alathiyur, Pullooral, and Vaniyambalam. The presence of methyl alcohol in toddy was suspected to have caused the deaths.

2012 SEPTEMBER 12

Foundation stone of Kochi Metro Rail Project laid by Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India.
2013 SEPTEMBER 03

Kerala became the first state in India to announce a new pension scheme for all NREGS workers in the state who have worked for 100 days in a year

2015 SEPTEMBER 02

India has won the top UNESCO prize ‘Award of Excellence’ 2015 for the remarkable conservation efforts of the Vadakkunnathan Temple.  According to the UNESCO, the award was in recognition of the remarkable conservation effort undertaken at the sacred site which employed age-old rituals and conservation techniques drawn from Vastu Sastra focusing on architecture and construction.