‘Story telling’ to know Kerala deeper

In a unanimous decision, the Kerala Assembly has passed a resolution to change the official name of the state to 'Keralam.' The Assembly is seeking a corresponding amendment in the Constitution, which currently refers to the state as 'Kerala.' Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan presented the resolution's contents in the Assembly under Rule 118 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business.

Everyone loves stories and people like to hear all about the historical and unknown tales of places that they visit. Taking a cue from this, the Kerala tourism department has come up with a “story telling” initiative for boosting tourism in the state.

The travellers will get a first-hand experience and also know more about unwritten cultural and historical tales of the places they visit. The Kerala Tourism department has envisaged the programme for attracting new age tourists. Apart from sightseeing, the tourists wish to experience the culture and history of the places that they go. As part of the project, unwritten cultural and historical tales are documented and retold. The diocumentation includes folk arts, life stories, Myths and agriculture.

The Tourism depatment will launch  “storytelling” programme in Bekal in Kasargod district. The Bekal Resorts Development Corporation Ltd (BRDO) has taken up the initiative. Seminars, community meets and workshops form part of Story telling programme. The story telling entrepreneurs will get training. The Tourism department said that the “storytelling project will give the tourists a great travel experience. The new initiative will give the tourists a first-hand experience of the unrecorded historical tales about the places including its ancient history, geographical elements and folklore.


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