|Archaeological Survey of India, Thrissur Circle, Thrissur organised the 150th Anniversary celebration of Archaeological Survey of India in Thiruvananthapuram on 22nd January, 2012.
Shri K. C. Joseph, Hon’ble Minister for Culture, Government of Kerala was the Chief Guest and Shri Sajen Peter, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Culture, Government of Kerala, the Guest of Honour and Prof M.G.S. Narayanan, Director General, Centre for Heritage Studies, Tripunithura the Special Guest. Dr. S.V. Venkateshaiah, Regional Director [South] presided over the function. Eminent historians and scholars from all over south India attended the function. A photo exhibition showing the excavation/conservation/preservation/chemical preservation executed by Thrissur Circle was also arranged.
The Hon’ble Minister and Principal Secretary, Department of Cultural Affairs praised ASI for the maintenance and proper upkeep of the Centrally protected monuments in Kerala. Prof. M.G.S. Narayanan emphasized the need for preservation of the monuments and historical buildings for the future generation.
Dr. T. Sathyamurthy and Shri K.K. Ramamurthy, both retired Superintending Archaeologists and other retired officials of ASI were honoured on the occasion.