KERALA

Minister visits Thevally Palace

PRESERVING HERITAGE: Minister for Cultural Affairs M.A. Baby inspecting the Thevally Palace in Kollam on Friday.

PRESERVING HERITAGE: Minister for Cultural Affairs M.A. Baby inspecting the Thevally Palace in Kollam on Friday.  

Staff Reporter

Government urged to preserve it as historical monument

KOLLAM: Minister for Cultural Affairs M.A. Baby visited the Thevally Palace here on Friday following a petition sent to him by the Kollam MP P. Rajendran. Mr. Rajendran urged the State Government to take over the palace and preserve it as a historical monument.

The palace, earlier, was the office of the Kollam Group Commandant of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and the Defence canteen. The NCC had taken the palace on lease from the Public Works Department.

Mr. Rajendran stated in the petition that the Government should preserve the palace as a monument.

Mr. Rajendran also urged the Government to take over the China Palace within the railway complex near the Chinnakada overbridge.

Mr. Baby told journalists that the Department of Cultural Affairs had taken note of Mr. Rajendran's petition and added that he would hold discussions with Minister for Labour P.K. Gurudasan, who is also the Kollam MLA, Mayor N. Padmalochanan and district panchayat president K. Devaki in this regard.

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