About Founder

St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara (1805-1871)

St Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born on 10th February, 1805 at Kainakarin Kerala. He was a great Karmayogi and Jnanayogi, who translated his God experience into social action, which brought remarkable changes in the social spectrum of the 19th century Kerala Society. As a great visionary and pioneer, St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, left his footprints in the fields of education, social reforms, communication, media, culture and religious formation. In order to quench the religious asprirations of the people, he founded two religious congregations- CMI and CMC, for men and women respectively. His prophetic vision on education envisages the holistic development of each individual. His sincere efforts encouraged people from all walks of life, especially women, children and the socially downtrodden, to break the chains of caste system and other social inequalities by embracing education. In 1846, he established a Sanskrit School at Mannanam to ensure access for all, irrespective of caste or creed. His life and teachings are the light house and source of inspiration that directs all the educational endeavours of Christ School.

“Good students are the source and treasure of all the nations and good books are their real wealth during the period of academic formation”.