THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: ‘Orkkuka Nam’, an exhibition organised by the State Institute of Encyclopaedic Publications on its premises at Jagathy featuring the pictorial representation of various movements that steered the progress of the State, was inaugurated here on Wednesday.
The historical exhibition will be the part of the 35-day-long cultural exhibition on wheels, titled ‘Malayalam Nammude Abhimanam’
(Malayalam Our Pride), organised by the Cultural Department and would be flagged off by Education Minister M.A. Baby at Kasargod on January 1.
Beginning from the period of caste discrimination, the exhibition portrays 44 significant movements that took place in the State in chronological order. These include the ‘Villuvandi Yatra’ led by Ayyankali, role of Christian missionaries, Khilafat movement, freedom movements, rationalist movements, Communist movement, introduction of public transport system, evolution of co-operation sector, Naxalite movements, role of Shastra Sahitya Parishat, Kudumbasree Mission, environment movements, cinema, tourism and finally the advent of IT.
V. Sivankutty MLA inaugurated the exhibition in the presence of poet D. Vinayachandran, Kerala State Chalachitra Academy chairman K.R. Mohanan, Kerala State Institute of Children’s Literature director Rubin D’Cruz and Encyclopaedic Publications director Prof K. Pappootty.
The illustrations for the exhibition were done by artist Nemom Pushparaj. The script and research were by the editorial team of the institute which included S. Krishnakumar, Prathushyachandran, Pradeep Raman and Roopesh O.B.
The exhibition will cover around 70 schools across the State and will end at Parassala on February 5.