The Government of Kerala headed by Shri Oommen Chandy in their Annual Budget for 2012-2013 provided a budget allotment of Rs.10 lakhs for the C. V. Raman Pillai National Foundation for erecting a statue of C. V. Raman Pillai in Thiruvananthapuram. The Government of Kerala on the request of the Foundation also assigned a site within the State Central Library Campus (in front of the Children’s Library Building adjacent to the Trivandrum Public Library Building) for installing the proposed statue.
Following this, the Foundation got in touch with a few well-known sculptors in Thiruvananthapuram. According to the lowest estimate given by the sculptors, the total cost of making and installing a life-size bronze statue will be Rs.25 lakhs.
The Foundation therefore appeals to Keralites and lovers of their mother tongue, Malayalam, who feel proud about the fact that Malayalam has been accorded “classical status” by the President of India to contribute to this project to honour a literary great.
Please send your contributions to the C.V. Raman Pillai National Foundation
SB Account Number 57026947201, State Bank of Travancore, Sasthamangalam Branch (Branch Code 70023); IFSC – SBTR0000023; SWIFT CODE – SBTRINBB023.