“Historic school and college buildings built in the pre-independence period will be declared protected monuments in Kerala …”
Historic school and college buildings built in the pre-independence period will be declared protected monuments in Kerala, the Minister of State for Museums and Archeology said Thursday.
<< Steps will be taken to declare the state's old school and college buildings, which were built in the pre-independence period, as protected monuments. There will be at least one century-old building of historical, archaeological and artistic significance, "he told the State Assembly.
Answering a question in the House of Representatives, the minister also noted that Kacheri Malika on the campus of the Union of Christian Colleges in Aluva in the Ernakulam area has already been declared a protected monument by the State Department of Archeology.
Kacheri Malika was an old mansion where Alangad Taluk Kacheri once functioned. Devarkovil said the first phase of initiatives to preserve the old Payannur Police Station, Kannur CSI Church and Chettuvakotta in Thrissur, historic buildings designated as protected monuments, has been completed.
The minister added that measures to protect the Hajur Kacheri building in Malapuram and the Jewish cemetery in Ernakulam are ongoing.