BEM High School, Parappanangadi
|BEM High School|
|Parappanangadi, Malappuram district, Kerala
BEM Higher Secondary School (Basel Evangelical Mission Higher Secondary School (previously High School)), Parappanangadi is located at Parappanangadi Municipality in Malappuram district, Kerala, India. The institution came into existence as a primary school in 1904 to cater to the largely uneducated masses of the locality. The Basel Evangelical Mission started its missionary work in South India in 1839.
By 1910, the school was known as B.G.M. (Basel German Mission) Elementary School. Cheramangalam Mana contributed about four acres of land for the school playground. In the mid-1940s, the Parappanangadi High School committee handed over the school allotted to it by the then Madras Government to the Basel Evangelical Mission, thus enabling the local children to have higher education in the town itself.
The school was renamed B.E.M. High School in 1947. Now, the school is under the control of the Church of South India Corporate Management (Malabar and Wayanad).
In olden days, boys and girls used to walk many kilometres from places such as Thirurangadi, Vengara and Vallikunnu to reach the school. It has won trophies in football, volleyball, athletics, ball badminton, handball, throw ball and softball at the district and State levels.
In 2007, BEM High School celebrated its centenary anniversary. The Kerala State Government has approved a Higher secondary division for BEM High School from year 2010. It is now known as BEM Higher Secondary School, Parappanangadi. The Education Minister of Kerala, P. K. Abdu Rabb is an alumnus of the school.