Personal life P. T. Thomas was born in the year 1950. His parents were Thomas Puthiyaparambil and Annamma Thomas. His parents put him in a local school to initiate him to the world of letters and knowledge. At this Saraswathi Temple, he had his formal education, learning basic lessons about languages, mathematics and moral sciences.
P. T. Thomas was born in the year 1950. His parents were Thomas Puthiyaparambil and Annamma Thomas. His parents put him in a local school to initiate him to the world of letters and knowledge. At this Saraswathi Temple, he had his formal education, learning basic lessons about languages, mathematics and moral sciences. He did reasonably well in that school and secured good grades and marks. Later, he was enrolled in a government high school near his place of birth. During his early school days in this school, he was more concentrated on his studies. However, whenever there is some political gathering occurs near his house or on the school premises, he used to hear the topics discussed in the meeting with apt attention.
Later in his higher secondary school days, he started to ideologically sail more with Indian National Congress when there was a huge tension in connection with the carving out of Idukki district in the 1960s. During this agitation, he participated in the mass agitation in an individual capacity, daring his father’s Diktat of warning against participation, as he was more convinced than anybody else in his family about the problems faced by the people. Despite his extensive participation in large-scale peoples’ movements, he found enough time to do his studies well. For this, he sought the help of his classmates who were sympathetic towards him. Hence, he could do well in the SSLC examination and secured good marks and grades.
When P.T. Thomas moved to the pre-degree level, the political climate in the state, especially in his home district, had become hotter with more agitations happening, pressing the government for the carving of the Idukki state for its overall development. He joined the Mar Ivanios College in Thiruvananthapuram for his pre-degree course. But he devoted his time judiciously between the political career he was trying to carve out for himself and the academics. However, he took special care not to bring his political activity within the college premises, though he chose to remain absent in the classes. He took a convenient specialty for his pre-degree course so that he could give minimum time for the academics, yet he could catch up the subject in time. This wise manipulation helped him to remain strongly straddled in both the areas of his activity.
Because of this decision and planning, he caught up with his subjects in time to be ready for the examinations. As a result of this, he came out with flying colors when the results of the pre-degree examinations were published. Morally boosted young Thomas took up the degree course in a local degree college funded by the government of the state. Later, he passed the degree examination with decent marks, in spite of his participation in various events across the state as an active member of Kerala Students Union (KSU), the students’ union wing of the Congress party. After the completing of the degree, he joined the post graduation course and completed it without any problem. This time also he secured good enough marks. Later in his academic years, he joined an LLB course to become a practicing Advocate. After some years, he got married to Uma Thomas. The couple was blessed with two sons in their marriage.
Palarivattam, Kochi-682 025, Kerala
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Father’s Name : Late Shri Thomas Puthiyaparambil
Mother’s Name : Late Smt. Annamma Thomas
Age & Date of Birth : 65, 12th December, 1950
Marital Status : Married
Spouse’s Name : Uma Thomas
Children : Vishnu (Student) , : Vivek (Student)
Profession : Political and Social worker, Advocate
Degrees : M.A(History), L.L.B
Educational Institutions : St. George’s High School, Parathodu, Idukki
Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram
Newman College, Thodupuzha
Maharajas College, Ernakulam
Govt. Law College, Kozhikkodu & Govt.Law College, Ernakulam.
Social and Cultural Activities
: Founder Chairman,Manava Samskruthi Kerala, a cultural organization
: Chairman, C.P. Sreedharan Smaraka Trust
: Executive Committee Member, Kerala State Library Council and General Council Member (15 years)
: Elected Member, Idukki District Library Council
: Formerly Member of National Youth Advisory Board New Delhi under Department of Youth Affairs and Sports. (1987 – 1990)
: Leader of the Indian Team for the International Youth Festival, Venice, 1989
: Member Indian Delegation to Vatican on the Beatification ceremony of Cardinal Mar George Alancherry on 18th February, 2012
Literary works and Books Published
: Best orator Akhila Kerala Balajana Sakhyam (under Malayala Manorama)
: Formerly Editor `Kalasala` the periodical published by Kerala Students Union and ‘Cheppu’ a cultural Publication
: Formerly Kerala Pradesh Organiser, `Varnika` the Periodical owned by All India Congress Committee
: Publisher and Chief Editor `ManavaSamskrithi` a monthly in Malayalam
: Author of the book ‘ADB-yum Prathyayasasthra Shadyangalum a study based on the developmental issues of Kerala in the context of ADB Loan.
: The second book “Valicheriyatha Vakkukal” released on 12th June, 2012
: Several articles published in renowned periodicals
: Taken initiative for translating Sree Narayana Guru’s works and biography into all Indian languages by Kendra Sahitya Academy.
: Kerala State General Secretary, Indian Youth Congress
: Chairman School Parliament, St. George’s H.S, Parathode, Idukki
: Unit Vice President, Kerala Students Union(KSU), Mar Ivanios College
: General Secretary, Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum
: College Union Councillor, New Man College, Thodupuzha
: Senate Member, Kerala University
: Councillor, Maharajas College, Ernakulam
: District President (Idukki), Kerala Students Union
: State General Secretary, Kerala Students Union
: Kerala Students Union State President (KSU)
: NSUI National Executive Member (Ramesh Chennithala & Mugal Vasinik were NSUI President) (Anand Sharma was the national President)
: Member, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee
: Member, All India Congress Committee
: Executive Committee Member, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee
1990 : Member, Idukki District Council (Vathikkudy)
1991-1996 : Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly (two terms, Thodupuzha)
2001-2006 : Member, Assurance Committee Kerala Assemby.
2007 : President, District Congress Committee
2009-2014 : Member 15th Lok Sabha
: Member, Parliament Standing Committee on Personnel, Public
Grievances, Law and Justice which drafted Lokpal Bill.
: Member, Committee on Housing and Urban
Poverty Alleviation and Tourism
: Member, Parliament Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare
Other Activities & Awards
: Participated in mass agitation as a secondary school student, for the constitution Idukki district and arrested for picketing Village Office Konnathady, Idukki, Kerala.
: Worked as the front-runner for the construction of a tomb and monument for the tribal patriarch Kolumban who was the guide for the exploration of the site for Idukki Arch Dam.
: C.P. Sreedharan Award for best MLA, constituted by Veekshanam Readers Forum Abudabi.
: C.M. Stephen Cultural Forum Kuwait, 2005 for outstanding performance as MLA
: V.K. Gopinathan Master Memento constituted by Thripprayar Welfare Society Thrissur for models in social cultural political works.
: Practiced as an Advocate in the High Court of Kerala.
: Member of Adhoc committee studied Kerala river waters agreement with neighbouring states (Especially Mullapperiyar and Parambikkulam)
: P.T Thomas Committee appointed by the Govt. of Kerala to review the guidelines of financial assistance to the art and cultural organizations submitted its report in 2005 and also Chairman of the
same committee since 2011.
: Part of adventure team climbed Anamudi the highest mountain peak in South India.
: Selected as 2nd best performing MP of 15th Lok sabha in the survey conducted by India Today Group
: Malayala manorama Channel Selected for Best MP Award in 2014
: Known Environmental Activist