District Collector, P. Venugopal, has said the services of various Government departments for the smooth conduct of the annual religious conventions at Maramon and Cherukolpuzha as well as for the Manjanikkara Church festival would be ready well before the beginning of the respective event.

Addressing a meeting of the people’s representatives and organizers of the religious congregations held at the collectorate conference hall here on Thursday, Mr Venugopal said steps would be taken to regulate the water level in river Pampa during the Maramon convention period.

Kerala State Electricity Board would repair the street lights in and around Maramon, Cherukolpuzha and Manjanikkara in a time-bound manner.

The Thiuvalla revenue Divisional Officer, Antony Dominic has been posted as the Government co-ordinator for the Maramon and Cherukolpuzha events and the Adoor RDO, M.C. Sarasamma, will be the co-ordinator for the Manjanikkara festival, the collector said.

He said Kerala State Road Transport Corporation would operate special services to Chengannur, Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta, Ranni, Adoor and Pandalam from Maramon, Cherukolpuzha and Manjanikkara during the period.

Public Works Department would complete the repair work on the roads leading to Maramon, Cherukolpuzha and Manjanikkara before February 10.

Babu George, District Panchayat president; H.Salimraj, Additional District Magistrate; Stella Thomas, Elanthoor Block Panchayat president; Annapoornadevi, Koipram grama panchayat president; Abraham P. Oommen, P.P. Achenkunju, Mar Thma Evangelistic Association office-bearers; K.G. Sankaranarayana Pillai, M.P. Sasidharan nair, Hindumatha Maha Mandalam leaders; Jacob Thomas Corepiscopa and E.K. Mathew Corepiscopa from Manjanikkara Mor Ignatius Diara also attended the meeting.

Hindu meet

The Ayroor-Cherukolpuzha Hindumatha Maha Mandalam (HMM) will be celebrating the centenary of the annual Hindu religious meet on the sandbed of river Pampa at Cherukolpuzha near Kozhencherry from February 5 to 12.

Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Renowned spiritual leader, will inaugurate the centenary meet at a ceremonial function to be held at the sprawling sandbed of Pampa at 3 pm on February 5. Ashok Singhal, Viswa Hindu Parishad national president, will preside over the inaugural function.

Maramon convention

The 117th Maramon Convention, annual Christian religious meet, will be held at its traditional venue on the riverbed of Pampa at Maramon near Kozhencherry from February 12 to 19. A large pandal is coming up at the convention venue.

Manjanikkara Perunaal

The annual Manjanikkara Church festival (Perunaal) will be celebrated from February 5 to 11.