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Kochi to celebrate vibrant history this month
 
(Kochi, Feb 8, 2018): Kochi will celebrate its vibrant history evolved through centuries of trade and travel this month by organising a series of curated events as part of the ongoing India Heritage Walk Festival, organisers said today.

The coastal city, known as the queen of the Arabian sea, is one among 20 cities hosting the month-long, multi-city IHWF 2018.

It is being organised jointly by Sahapedia, the online encyclopedia of Indian arts and culture, and YES Culture, the cultural division of YES Global Institute, a practising thinktank of YES BANK, to encourage citizens to explore the tangible and intangible heritage of their cities and towns.

Of the two walks and a baithak (discussion) organised in the city as part of the festival, the first walk on February 10 is a look back at Tripunithura to the heydays as the seat of power of the Cochin Royal Family.

Balagopal, an entrepreneur whose father belongs to the royal family, will guide participants on a walk along some of the most important sites of the town including Statue Square, Clock Tower (Manimalika) and Poornathrayeesa temple, they said in a release.

'Stories of the Throne Exploring Tripunithura', as the walk is called, will recall the royal family's contributions to Kochi s multiculturalism, public infrastructure, the national movement and conservation of traditional art forms.

On February 17, artiste Aditi Nayar will lead a walk around the Museum of Kerala History at Edapally, one of the city s oldest museums housing an extraordinarily rich art collection, including the works of modern masters such as Jamini Roy, Ramkinkar Baij, M F Husain and Ram Kumar, it said.

The walk is being held in partnership with the Madhavan Nayar Foundation in Kochi.

Besides the walks, IHWF is also organising a baithak on February 23 to discuss the History of Jews in Kochi.

Rana Kapoor, MD and CEO, YES BANK and Chairman, YES Global Institute, said such heritage tourism initiatives has the potential to instill immense national pride and further the agenda of heritage development.

IHWF 2018, covering 20 cities and towns around the country, features walks to historical monuments and shrines, well-known landscapes, places known for art and culture, cuisine and, flourishing trade.(PTI)


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