Photos of a newly-built park in a Kerala village has taken social media by storm, with many comparing it with a European city.
Images of the new Vagbhatananda Park at Karakkad, near Vadakara in Kozhikode district, quickly went viral across social media sites shortly after it was inaugurated by state Tourism Minister Kadakampalli Surendran. As the photos of the park with paved pathways and modern designs were unveiled, many praised the design.
The park has statues, an open stage, badminton court, open gymnasium, and children’s park. The paths and toilets have been designed to accommodate the differently-abled as well. The park has pathways those in wheelchairs and paths also have tactile tiles that will help people with visual impairment.
The minister shared photos on social media:
The minister also shared pictures of the village before and after the redevelopment to highlight the changes. He said it was only possible with the cooperation and active participation of local residents.
“I realise that the renovation of this park had an active participation of locals. From the beginning of designing, the renovation activities have been conducted by considering the opinions of the locals and their regions,” the minister’s post in Malayalam said.
According to the minister, the park has been built into honour social reformer Vagbhatananda guru.
The park extends along the renovated Onchiyam- Nadapuram Road from the railway station to the national highway. It was constructed at a cost of Rs 2.80 crore by Uralungal Labour Contractors Cooperative Society (ULCCS), which was founded by Vagabhadananda himself.
People on social media were excited to see the newly built park and said they can’t wait to visit it. Here’s how people reacted:
— Tushar Mehta 🤳 (@thetymonbay) January 7, 2021
Omg😍😍😍 this is soo beautiful ❤️🤩 https://t.co/zm4zndC1xY
— world’s greatest Sam fan♡ (@naveen_Red_E) January 6, 2021
Giving feel of nothing less than an international location. https://t.co/6niu5WuZhs
— Nitin Bhatnagar (@nitinbhatnagaar) January 6, 2021
Another reason to visit Kerala ! 😍 https://t.co/6yWAdfXmia
— Patrick O Haokip (@PatrickOHaokip) January 6, 2021
— Sahil Pandey (@sahilndy) January 6, 2021
It is? https://t.co/CRlE2XYuwS
— Zayed Malik🏹 (@ZayedMalik6) January 6, 2021
Wow ! This place looks just like Singapore ! 👏😮 https://t.co/uQMYC9MIVF
— funky_man (@funky_man) January 6, 2021
Difficult to believe, it is not India it is some beautiful city in Europe, may be Switzerland https://t.co/So0r1xjG7n
— Krishnarao (@KrishnaraoUkey) January 6, 2021
Post pandemic wishlist
— Bhavish Ailani (@Bhavish_A) January 6, 2021
For a second, I thought it was some remote village in the Scandinavian. Hopefully I will get to visit this place someday! https://t.co/QV7tGVJouI
— Rohan Bhowmick (@militant_monk_) January 6, 2021
Woww the atmosphere and Infra is looks awesome.
— புரி புரி ஸிமோன் (@Mr_Vandu_Muruga) January 6, 2021
Excellent work finally sir!👏🏻👏🏻 finally something that i can appreciate about our gov,, but please make sure that proper maintenance is done and not like every other initiative in kerala !!
— AmithRaj🇮🇳 (@amithraj123cv) January 7, 2021
So nice. Hope people maintain it properly so that the charm is not lost.
— సూర్య దేశరాజు SURYA DESARAJU (@foolscool) January 6, 2021