Unveiling the Hidden Gem: Kizhoor Village and Its Journey to Prominence

On the historic day of October 18, 1954, following a significant public referendum held in Kizhoor, a momentous decision was made by the French. They chose to hand over the governance of four regions – Puducherry, Karaikal, Yanam, and Mahe – to India. Kizhoor Village, nestled within the Mangalam constituency, emerged as an unlikely epicenter for a peaceful public gathering.  However, it’s quite unfortunate that this monumental event hasn’t garnered the recognition it truly deserves in the context of the region’s history under the administration of the Union Territory.

Even though the decision to release Puducherry from the grip of French control came after India gained independence in 1947, the true turning point arrived on October 18, 1954. It was during the historic public referendum in Kizoor that the French authorities made the pivotal choice to relinquish governance over the four regions – Puducherry, Karaikal, Yanam, and Mahe – to India. Notably, this transfer also included Mahe. After the voting process, on November 1, the French territories in India were formally integrated into the sovereign fabric of India.

Kizhoor Village and Its Journey to Prominence

The resonance of public sentiment and their resolute choice for integration were rightfully acknowledged, forging a deeper connection between these territories and the broader Indian identity.

In hindsight, the events of October 18, 1954, endure as a living testament to the potential of collective expression and harmonious transformation. An important turning point in the intertwined history and destiny of these lands, intricately woven into the vivid mosaic of India’s unique culture and character, was the French government’s decision to hand up control of these regions to India.

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