Welcome Kerala Jul- Sept 2013

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Welcome Kerala Jul- Sept 2013

The City of Mural | 75 years of Gothuruth Boat Race | Coconut shell crafts training for Women Empowerment |  Blue Yonder bags the TO DO 2012 Award for Socially Responsible Tourism | International Conference on Responsible Tourism held in Kumarakom | Honour for Kumarakom Rural Tourism Project | BOOK: Mosques of Cochin- Author: Patricia Tusa Fels

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ARTICLE - MURALS
Gopuram of Thirunakkara Mahadeva Kshetram, Mural city Kottayam
Jul 01, 2013

The Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, Kottayam organized a two week long “International Mural Painters' Camp” from 13 to 25 May 2013 at Kottayam (Kerala, India). The event was concluded by the Chief Minister of Kerala, who declared Kottayam the 'Mural City'.

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ARTICLE - GOTHURUTHU
Gothuruthu Boat Race
Jul 01, 2013

Gothuruthu Boat Race (Kerala, India) celebrates its Platinum Jubilee, the 75th year. The event takes place in one of the tributaries of River Periyar and since 1938, the boat race is conducted every year on third Sunday of September, which happens to be the feast day of Holy Cross, as well.

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ARTICLE - WOMENEMPOWERMENT
Crafts and Utensils using coconut shell
Jul 01, 2013

Kera Craft is located in a remote village Thrikkur in Thrissur district and is the final outcome of the efforts initiated by Thrikkur Grama Panchayath (Local self Government) and Mr Parameswaran, a master craftsman from the same locality.

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NEWS - NEWS
Vinod C.P, The Blue Yonder representative receiving the award.
Jul 01, 2013

The 18th contest of the TO DO award on international socially responsible tourism initiated by Institute of Tourism and Development has been awarded to the travel company The Blue Yonder from India and the community based tourism project, Pearls of Uganda from East Africa.

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NEWS - NEWS
Sitaram Yechury lighting the lamp during the inaugural meeting
Jul 01, 2013

The International Conference on Responsible Tourism (RT) was held at Kumarakom in Kerala organised by Department of Tourism (Govt of Kerala) in association with RTSchool@KIerala Institute for Tourism and Travel studies  from June 27-29, 2013.The theme of the conference was “Responsible Tourism: Looking back. Moving ahead” with speakers from India and abroad recounting RT experiences and evaluating possibilities.

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NEWS - NEWS
Mr. Suman Billa, (right) receiving the award from Mr. Pranab Kumar Mukherjee
Jul 01, 2013

The responsible tourism model in Kumarakom promoted by Kerala Tourism, linking local community to the hospitality industry has won the National Award 2011-12 for Best Rural Tourism Project.

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ARTICLE
May 12, 2015

Mosques of Cochin document the surviving vernacular mosques, which stand as powerful and visible expressions of Islam's integration into the culture of Malabar. Many of these fine, old mosques have recently been demolished or remodeled, and replaced by generic concrete structures.

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