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Pannur village has contributed one bishop, and many number of priests and nuns to serve to humanity throughout the world in the fields of social work, hospital management and educational institution.
Pannur is a 300-year-old village. Telugu-speaking community from Guntur district (Andhra Pradesh), migrated around 1700 AD and settled initially in Kilacheri (around 8 km from the village)and subsequently a group moved to Pannur.
The Church of 'Our Lady Of Good Health', 150 years old, is located at the centre of the village. Pannur celebrates the festival of Our Lady Of Health on 31 May.
There is an elementary school for boys and girls named after St. Annes, being managed by the Sisters of St. Annes.
The Salesians of Don Bosco manage a school which was established as apostolic school and for the welfare of the poor children from nearby localities like anthoniyaar puram, susaipuram, pannur and other local villages which imparts Tamil- and English-medium education for children up to class 12th .
Since 1953 Pannur was a landmark for the traders like groundnut, paddy, and ragi. The rice mill called St.Joseph Rice mill was established,by shri.Malapati Sebastian naidu which helped the villagers who had agruculture as their prime source of income.In those days it was a very beautiful village and people all belonged to same community There was a relationship between each and everyone in the village everyone where related to each other .Pannur Don Bosco school is likely to start an engineering college in the same campus very soon Pannur is included in the list of suburb in Chennai (New Chennai)
Pannur is located on the state highway connecting Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram and is 55 km from Chennai city.
Agriculture has been the main source of income, till the 1960s and 70s. From the 1960s, many youngsters with better educational facilities commenced working as teachers and few joined government services. Since the 1990s, many youngsters acquired professional degrees and joined the services of leading software and corporate companies. This led to migration to cities such as Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Baroda, Delhi, etc., and many people have migrated to US, UK, Australia, Ireland, Dubai, Middle East, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Singapore, etc.
Pannur is considered to be one of the most developed villages in the district.it one part of thiruppandiyur village.
- "INDUS Child Labor Project". Thiruvallur administration. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
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