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International Convention Centre at Chempazhanthy Sree Narayana Gurukulam Dedicated

In Trivandrum
February 17, 2021

The International Convention Centre developed by the State Tourism Department at Chempazhanthy Sree Narayana Gurukulam, the hallowed birth place of Sree Narayana Guru who pioneered the social reform movement in Kerala, was dedicated today.

The convention centre is located near Vayalvaram House, where Sree Narayana Guru was born.

Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran dedicated the Convention Centre, built at a cost of Rs 9.90 crore, on behalf of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at a function at Chempazhanthy.

The Minister also said that the Digital Museum, depicting the life and message of Sree Narayana Guru, being set up on the first floor of the convention centre at a cost of Rs 9 crore, will be completed in three months.

The 15000 Sq Ft ground floor of the complex, with a 1898.8 sq ft stage, offers all the facilities to hold major conclaves, cultural programmes and other functions.

Apart from office rooms and lobby, the complex has a dining hall, two green rooms, separately for men and women, rest rooms and a vast parking area.

The international convention centre will strengthen MICE tourism in the state, said Smt Rani George IAS, Principal Secretary Tourism.

Tourism Director P Bala Kiran presented the project report on the occasion.

The Museum will have world class features such as proper zoning and circulation for free movement without disturbing the activities in the convention hall, digital video display, wall display with touch pop-up information and digital table-top display.

The blueprint for both the convention centre and the museum were drawn up by Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society Ltd (ULCCS). The museum is being set up by the Godrej group, which has a reputation and experience for implementing such projects.