President Mukherjee to inaugurate major projects in Kerala today

Kochi, Feb. 27 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate six major projects in Kerala on Saturday, including Phase -I of the Muziris heritage project, a tourism initiative at Kodungallur, jointly implemented by Central and state governments.

The Muziris heritage conservation and tourism initiative that is based at the lost Indo-Roman port near Kodungalloor in Kerala, was known as Muziris in Sangam Literature.

The project links the heritage of the ancient port Muziris, which is believed to have been lost in a 14th century flood in the River Periyar.

The project attempts to partially recreate the ordinary life of the coastal and backwaters people in the Kochi kingdom in the 16th to 20th centuries.

The President will also inaugurate five key projects, including declaration of Kerala as the first digital state and dedication of the first Gender Park in the country at Kozhikode.

He will dedicate the UL Cyber Park, the first of its kind by a Cooperative Society in the country. The President will launch Kanive an extended project of Compassionate Kozhikode, an initiative by the District Administration, aims at the participation of common people in government’s initiatives to extend compassion to the needy and downtrodden.

The Gender Park set up by the Department of social justice is the first of its kind in Asia, meant to build up a platform to promote studies and research on gender issues.

The Park will be developed as a University later specially for Gender Studies.

The complex has been christened as the “Thantedam Gender Park” and it has come up at Vellimadukunnu in Kerala’s Kozhikkode District. The foundation stone of the park was laid on March 8, 2013. (ANI)

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