Friday, September 17, 2021

Tourism Ministry conducts Heritage Walk at Payyannur on occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

On the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, India Tourism under the Central Ministry of Tourism conducted a Heritage Walk at Payyannur, Kannur. The Heritage Walk was organized to various places in Payyanur, which holds a prominent position in the history of the Indian freedom struggle. Through the Heritage Walk program, visits were made to various places of historical significance such as the  Uliyath Kadavu, where salt satyagraha was organized in 1930 under the leadership of K. Kelappan,  the mango tree planted by Mahatma Gandhi when he visited Payyanur in 1934, Gandhi Smriti Mandapam where Gandhiji’s ashes from his funeral pyre are kept, Sreenarayana Vidyalaya established by Swami Ananda Thirthan and the old police station at Payyanur. As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Union Ministry of Culture has identified ten places of historical significance in Kerala, including Karivellur in Kannur district where the farmers’ strike took place.

 

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