Muthanga elephant camp, heritage museum entice Governor Arif Mohammad Khan

Governor Arif Mohammad Khan feeding an elephant calf

Kalpetta: Governor Arif Mohammad Khan visited Wayanad and spent time with the Ambedkar Memorial Rural Institute for Development (AMRID) workers, explored the history of Wayanad at the heritage museum and hung out at Muthanga elephant camp.

The Governor who reached AMRID on Wednesday visited each production unit to meet the workers and also bought a few handicraft products from there. He cheerfully informed that AMRID provides skill development training for hundreds of people in the scheduled list annually and thereby aids the improvement of socially and economically backward groups.

On reaching Muthanga, the Governor visited the elephant training camp under the Forest and Wildlife Department. He fed the kumki elephants (trained captive elephants) Vadakkanad Vikram, female elephant Sundari and calves Ammu and Chandu. He was also keen to know the stories of each elephant at the elephant camp.

Later, he headed to the Heritage Museum and after appreciating the views, the Governor wrote in the visitor’s book that everyone should visit the museum with a pen and a book. The Wayanad Heritage Museum at Ambalavayal is an asset for the students and all who love history.

The heritage museum has many antiquities and remnants including the ‘Veerakkallu’ which tells the tale of Pazhassi war, traditional weapons, artifacts and agricultural equipment of tribes. The museum, wildlife and beautiful landscape together make Wayanad a chosen destination of the travel lovers.

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