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Tsunami Monument:

Kanyakumari the southern tip of India, was one of the many affected areas in the Tsunami that rocked the world in Dec-2004.
It was reported that around 10700 people from the state of Tamil Nadu, including around 800 people from Kanyakumari lost their lives in the mass devastation that occurred from the giant waves of the tsunami.
The Kanyakumari Tsunami Memorial was later erected on the seashore of Kanyakumari, in the memory of all those who died in the 2004 Tsunami.
The Kanyakumari Tsunami memorial monument was designed and constructed by Shri. B. Kanagaraj Cangan. It is a 16 feet high blue coloured statue made from steel. The monument shows a giant wave (tsunami wave) that is held in place by a hand, while the other hand holds on to a lamp (similar in shape to the earthen lamps that are lit in Diwali in India). This lamp probably denotes the lamp of hope kept alight.
The plaque below the statue reads 'In memory of those who lost their lives in Tsunami on 26-12-2004'. Thousands of people visiting Kanyakumari pay homage to the Tsunami victims at this monument when they visit the place.