Daijiworld Media Network – Kasargod(SP)
Kasargod, Jun 22: Office bearers of Govinda Pai Memorial Committee informed at a press conference held here on Friday June 21, that union petroleum minister, M Veerappa Moily, will be laying the foundation stone for the construction of ‘Gilivindu’, a cultural hub being built as memorial to Rashtrakavi Manjeshwar Govinda Pai. The building, which was conceptualized several years ago, will come up at Manjeshwar in the district where the late poet’s house stands.
“The foundation-laying function will be chaired by MP, P Karunakaran. MLAs, P B Abdul Razack and N A Nellikunnu, zilla panchayat president, Shyamala Devi, district collector, P S Muhammed Sagir, will be among the dignitaries who will grace the function. The project cost of this cultural hub, including museum, open air theatre, indoor theatre and library, has been put at Rs 3.8 crore.
This project will be jointly funded by Kerala and Karnataka state governments besides the central government.
District collector, P S Muhammed Sagir, additional district magistrate, H Dineshan, information officer, K Abdul Rahman, B V Kakkillaya, and others were present at the press conference.