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Asan memorial getting ready near Pallana

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Work is progressing on a memorial to poet Kumaranasan at Kumarakodi, near Pallana. Asan, one of the highly acclaimed poets of Kerala, lost his life in a boat tragedy at Kumarakodi, during a trip from Kollam to Alappuzha, in 1924.

The memorial is being built in the form of a boat, reports The Hindu.

The project is being undertaken by the District Tourism Promotion Council. The idea is to develop Kumarakodi as a transit station on the Kollam-Alappuzha waterways.

Facilities will be available for berthing of two houseboats there at a time.

The memorial building will have a seminar hall, audiovisual rooms, reference library and guest rooms, according to officials.

Work on the Pallana-Kumarakodi bridge connecting Haripad to the areas on the western side of the Pallana river is in the final stages.

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