Official Website of CSI Parish Kattakada, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Official Website of CSI Parish Kattakada, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
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Kattakada

Kulathummal Panchayat was formed in 1953. It became Kattakada Panchayat in 1979. The next epoch-making event in the history of Kattakada was the formation of the Christian College, Kattakada under the management of CSI South Kerala Diocese. It was the first arts & science college in the eastern parts of Trivandrum district. This announced the growth of Kattakada as a town.  The contribution of our parish through the above educational institutions for the overall progress of the town cannot be undermined by anybody in future.
With the increase in transportation facilities, a large number of students began to undertake various courses in Trivandrum city. This also resulted in educational progress in a large scale and subsequent social transformation.
A bus depot was inaugurated in Kattakada in 1981, and many bus services connecting even the remotest areas to the town were started. With the increase in the number of virtual population, many new business concerns and shops were set up. Thus, the town became a major commercial centre.
Ponnara Sreedhar, a prominent freedom fighter and member of  Travancore-Cochin Legislative Assembly, was born in Kattakada. He later became the first Mayor of Trivandrum city. Other notable personalities born in Kattakada include the film actresses of yesteryear, Lalitha, Padmini, Ragini; together known as Travancore Sisters. In the present generation, lyricist Poovachal Khader, singer and Lalita Kala Academy Award winner (2000) Aamachal Ravi and the young poet Murugan Kattakada belong to this town.