Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam garlanded the portrait and statue of Col. John Pennycuick at the memorial in Lower Camp near here on Wednesday. The event was held in celebration of the 179th birth anniversary of the English engineer and the government has been holding a celebration every year to honour him.
Collector M. Pallavi Baldev was present.
John Pennycuick is hailed in the villages of Cumbum Valley for constructing the Mullaperiyar dam, which has been the source of water for irrigation. “The memorial measuring 2500 sq.feet was constructed by former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at a cost of ₹ 1 ...
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