ALAPPUZHA: Cultural Affairs Minister K C Joseph has said that the department is ready to construct a museum on the history of Sree Buddha at Karumadi in the district if land is available.
He was speaking after inaugurating the golden jubilee celebrations of the visit of the Dalai Lama at Karumadi and the declaration of Karumadikuttan Memorial by the Archaeological Department at Karumadi on Sunday.
The Minister said that the Archaeological Department has started initiatives to appoint experts to preserve the monuments in the state. The protection of archaeological remnants is a Herculean task.
The service of trained persons is imperative to preserve it, the Minister said.
The Minister said that a plaque with the photo of the Dalai Lama engraved in it will be set up at the Karumadikuttan memorial. Minister released the online documentary of Karumadikuttan, museum guide of Krishnapuram palace, and the trailer of Malayalam film ‘Buddha’ at the function.
K C Venugopal MP inaugurated the seminar and exhibition.
Karumadikuttan Development Committee chairman Karumadi Murali presided over the meeting.
Archeological Department director G Premkumar, Nedumudi Harikumar, Devadutt G Purakkad, district panchayat member Bindhu Byju, K Mangalavally and M Sarathkumar Nair spoke.