Published: 24th September 2019
Kannur University to host Indian History Congress in December
Indian History Congress is the largest professional and academic body of Indian historians. Its first edition was held in 1935
The 80th edition of Indian History Congress will be held at Kannur University in the last week of December. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Minister of State for External Affairs V Muralidharan were elected as the chief patrons of its organising committee.
The university's Vice-Chancellor Gopinath Raveendran is its chairman. District panchayath President K V Sumesh, Syndicate member Dr V P P Musthafa, PK Sreemathi, Pro VC Dr PT Raveendran, Syndicate members Dr John Joseph, Advocate P Santhosh Kumar and Binju Kandakkai were elected as other members of the committee. Syndicate member A Nishanth, historian Dr C Balan, University Union chairperson Sisira TK were elected as conveners. Dr P Mohandas was elected as local secretary and Dr Manjula Poyil was elected as Treasurer. Apart from them, cultural leaders, representatives of the people, political party leaders, research scholars, journalists, teachers and students are also part of the committee.
Pro VC Dr PT Raveendran presided over the meeting. VC Dr Gopinath Raveendran spoke about the importance of the event. Ports Minister Ramachandran Kadannappally was the chief guest. District panchayath president KV Sumesh, corporation councilor Lisha Deepak, Dr VPP Mushtafa, Biju Kandakkai, A Nishanth, Dr John Joseph, CPM district secretary MV Jayarajan, CPI district secretary P Santhosh Kumar, IUML district general secretary Abdul Karim Cheleri, Dr Manjula Poil and Dr C Balan participated in the meeting held on Monday.