CHRONOLOGY OF THE
VIVEKANANDA ROCK MEMORIAL
28/29.01.69 Garbhanyasam ceremony was held for all the four pillars around the Statue point, pillars for the door frames of the Main mandapam and also Garbha Griham of the
31.03.1969 Underwater pipeline laid, but became a failure.
19.04.1969 Tamil Nadu Government by G.O.Ms.No.638 dt. 19.04.1969 levied a toll tax of 50 paise on all adults and 25 paise on all minors visiting the Vivekananda Rock.
28.04.1969 Second time underwater pipe line failed.
16.05.1969 AFCO barge reached Kanyakumari (Vikrama).
05.08.1969 The name of the commemoration volume was changed to "India's Contribution to World Thought and Culture".
14.08.1969 Tamil Nadu Government by an order kept levying toll tax in abeyance.
05.11.1969 Revised estimate of Rs.67,30,000/- approved.
28.12.1969 Decided to construct semi-permanent building at the lands purchased to accommodate about 2000 visitors to Kanyakumari.