Sri. BINOY VISWAM
Minister for Housing and Forests
Son of Shri C.K. Viswanathan, Veteran Communist Leader and Ex-MLA and Smt. C.K. Omana; born at Vaikom on 25th November 1955; B.A. LLB; Writer; Political, Cultural and Trade union Worker.
Entered Politics through AISF; was AISF. Unit Secretary, Vaikom Government Boys High School; State President and All India Secretary of AISF; State Secretary, AIYF; served as Vice President, World Federation of Democratic youth and Head of its Asia Pacific Commission; Became CPI member at the age of 18; was Member, National Council of CPI (1992-98).Served as Union Chairman, St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery; Member Kerala University Union; Syndicate member, Cochin University of Science and Technology; Senate Member, Kerala Agricultural University; Director Board Member, KTDC.
Received several prizes in Elocution and Essay writings in University Youth festivals and Intercollegiate debates; Won ‘Ambassador of Friendship Among World Youth’ award instituted by the ‘Young Communist League’ of Soviet Union; also received ‘Banner of Youth Unity’, and ‘Diploma’ awarded by World Youth Federation.
Now working as Secretary, AITUC. Kerala State Committee; Editor, ‘Trade Union Magazine’ Published by AITUC; former Editorial Board Member, CPI State Executive; State office bearer of various Trade Union including Kerala State Transport Employees Union and All Kerala Milma Officers Federation.
Previously elected from Nadapuram in 2001.
Languages known Malayalam and English
Wife Smt. Shyla C. George
Children 2 daughter
Travels abroad Visited 76 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America
Literary activities Was Editor, ‘Janayugam’ Kozhikode Edition. Now Editor, Trade Union Masika; written articles in English and Malayalam giving emphasis to the current Socio – Political issues; translated poems from foreign literature. published translated articles and speeches of Ho-Chi-Min and a book by Georgey Dimitrov.
Kozhikode, Pin-673 016