April 30, 2007

Erode - Periyar Memorial House

100 marks to Information and Publicity department for its maintenance of Thanthai Periyar Memorial house in Erode. The grand old man of Tamilnadu, has sure been born & brought up in a very wealthy household. Anna had also lived there for few years when he was working as editor.The govt has taken pains to retain the charm of the old building (more than 100 years). The Photographs, description boards, his personal belongings have all been neatly arranged. Another surprising factor: there was a very welcoming government official who explained the myriad facets of periyar's life.

Interesting Trivia: Periyar has travelled 8,20,000 miles for attending 10,700 social awakening programmes. Had all his speeches been documented in a tape recorder it would be running for 2 years, 5 months and 11 days continuously.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good Info. We are planning to go.