A large crowd was present to witness the historical moment. Our beloved home minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan presented Kannan with prestigious 'Gajarajpattom' award. Jayaram with his family was present in the meeting. K B Ganesh Kumar president of the Elephant owners association, Sathyan Anthikkad, Sreekumar Arookkutti and politicians were also present.
Jayaram Kannan is a nadan elephant. He is from 'Kodanad Aanakkalari'. After that he was with a circus troop. Jayaram bought him from Manissery Hari. Then he became Thiruvanikkavu Jayaram Kannan.