CHRONOLOGY OF THE
VIVEKANANDA ROCK MEMORIAL
19.02.1968 Purchased a house in Kanyakumari Township (No. 2/84) with 18 cents land for Rs.38,000/-.
29.03.1968 Between 19-02-1968 and 29-03-1968, 2 acres and 11 3/8 cents were purchased.
07.05.1968 The LCM Boat reached Kanyakumari.
19.06.1968 Submerged cable to the Rock was energised. Power supply was effected on 20.06.1968 at a cost of Rs.41,500/-
26.06.1968 Reservoir No. 1 is ready.
Land purchased so far – 24 acres and 16 7/12 cents for Rs.2,60,004/54.
26.06.1968 L.C.M. was named as "Vijaya".
26.06.1968 Life boat was named as 'Jaya'.
26.06.1968 Newly purchased house was named as "Vivekananda Bhavan". Decided to shift the office there.
26.06.1968 A proposal to have a pilot plant to produce electricity from sea water was considered and decided not to undertake such experiment.
18.09.1968 Permission to construct Shripada Mandapam was received.
19.10.1968 Permission obtained from Collector of Central Excise to transport dressed stones from shore to Rock vide their order No. C.No. VIII/48/196/88-cus. Dt: 19.10.1968.
12.11.1968 A hand grenade was found in one of the hume pipes near breakwater wall.
25.11.1968 Tamil Nadu Government declared Kanyakumari a Minor port by their order No. M.S. No. 2484 dt: 25,11,1968.
27.12.1968 Tentative date fixed for inauguration of the Rock Memorial – 9-3-1970.