Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Facilities for pilgrims to be improved: Minister

THIRUNELLY (WAYANAD): Devaswom Minister Kadannappally Ramachandran has said the government will give special consideration to improving basic amenities for pilgrims at Sree Mahavishnu Temple at Thirunelly, a major temple under the Malabar Devaswom Board in Wayanad district. Mr. .Ramachandran told reporters on Monday after offering the ritualistic �Vavu Bali at the temple that he had personally experienced the rush and the lack of infrastructure facilities at the temple to accommodate pilgrims on special days such as �Karkidka Vavu.

The government would set up better amenities under the pilgrim tourism and other projects, Mr. Ramachandran added.

The Minister said he would hold talks with senior officials of the Forest Department on steps to remove impediments to the construction of the Panavally-Pothumoola road that connects Thirunelly and Mananthavadi

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