Kodiyeri Balakrishnan visited the Uppod Kannan Memorial Park, instituted and maintained by the Itoozhi Ayurveda Foundation, adjacent to the Science Park, Kannur, on February 9, 2014.
He was also kind enough to inaugurate the refurbished Herbal Garden which serves as an initiative to inspire the current generation and hopefully the future ones, on the importance of Nature and its healing properties in our lives. The Uppod Kannan Memorial Herbal Park in memory of Sri Uppod Kannan, noted physician and author of Yogamritham, it was inaugurated by the Hon. Minister for Agriculture for the state of Kerala, KP Mohanan on 7 September 2012.
The ex-Home Minister spent time at the Herbal Garden, getting to know more about the initiative and the efforts that go to preserving an ecological treasure trove such as this, offering support and encouragement to the Itoozhi Ayurveda team, represented by Dr Itoozhi Umesh Namboothiri.