Kottayam district in central Kerala is often introduced as the land of letters or 'Akshara Nagari' as well as 'the Land of Letters, Lakes and Latex'. Sprawling over 134 sq km, the district has several several unique features, which make it stand apart. A few youth has come together to sing in praise of the place, drawing on the fame and beauty of the land.
Names of all the panchayats and most of the places in the district are beaded together in the lyrics written by Justic Pathalil who also directed the video.
Kumarakom, which has showcased the nature's abundant bounty to the tourist world; Pala, which had added the ever-glowing annals to Kerala's political history; Bharananganam, which serves as a peaceful abode to the faithfuls; Thalayolaparambu, the birth place of eminent author Vaikkom Muhammed Basheer, are among the places that feature in the song that was posted on Facebook recently.
References to rubber cultivation and the love of casava too figure in the song.
The music is by Rajesh H Nair. The song has been sung by Divin, Leo and Yonnachan. The video producers have dedicated it to who love Kottayam.
Kottayam town is one of the main literary centres in Kerala as several dailies like Malayala Manorama, Deepika and Mangalam and publications are based here and had their origins too.