T.M. Jacob was an example for parliamentarians: Shri V.M. Sudheeran

Function commemorating former ministers’ fifth death anniversary held at Press Club on Thursday


Thiruvananthapuram, October 27: The discipline and imagination that T.M. Jacob displayed in his various ministries – water, education, culture and civil supplies – are examples to emulate for young parliamentarians, said KPCC President Shri V.M. Sudheeran here today.

Making the inaugural address at a memorial function – organised by the T.M. Jacob Trust at the Press Club – to mark the former Minister and Kerala Congress (Jacob) leader’s fifth death anniversary, Shri Sudheeran said, “He understood legislative procedures precisely and knew how to use them to benefit the people.”  

Shri Sudheeran pointed to Shri Jacob’s work in setting up a pre-degree board, instituting the Ezhuthachan and J.C. Daniel awards as Culture Minister and working closely with former Chief Minister Shri K. Karunakaran in raising funds for the Cochin International Airport at Nedumbaserry. 

Prof K.V. Thomas MP said that Shri Jacob displayed his “signature touch while handling every policy issue”. “Considering the present setbacks in the PDS sector, I remember Jacob had expressed his concerns about Kerala’s scenario, which was moving backwards and not benefitting people fully,” he said.

Former Additional Chief Secretary Dr Babu Paul proposed that Shri Jacob’s record as a parliamentarian be documented and made a case study in management schools.

Kerala Congress (Jacob) Chairman Shri Johny Nelloor, Trust officials Shri Anoop Jacob MLA, Smt Daisy Jacob and Smt Ambili Jacob, and journalist Shri Sunnykutty Abraham spoke at the function.

The trust will carry out various social welfare activities as part of the commemoration. The death anniversary, which falls on October 30, will see special prayers held at the Attinkunnu church in Jacob’s hometown of Koothattukulam among other places. 

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