Kottayam city (a exceptional accomplishment in 1989) is that the initial town in Asian country to be 100 percent literate. Former president shri kr narayanan hails from kottayam district. The origins of the Malayali Memorial phonephone movement is same to be from Kottayam. It was here that the celebrated Vaikom nonviolence (1924-25), the epic struggle to eliminate untouchability, took place. The fifth Division, Devikulam came next, however was solely supplementary to Kottayam for a brief time.