Thursday, November 1, 2012

Malayalam to be compulsorily 
made as First Language in Schools - CM

Thiruvananthapuram 01-11-2012: According to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, the government would take a firm approach for implementing Malayalam as first language at all schools in Kerala. He said this during his inaugural address of Malayalam University at Thunchan Paramb in Tirur. Efforts would be augmented to attain classical status for Malayalam language and that the activities of Malayalam Mission that was started to teach Malayalam to children in other states would be extended to foreign countries, the chief minister said.Minister for Education Abdu Rabb presided over the inaugural function of the Malayalam University. The function also saw winners of the Ezhuthachan Award M T Vasudevan Nair and T Padmanabhan getting honoured. Other winners of the award and not present during the function like O N V Kurup, Sugatha Kumari and Prof M Leelavati would receive the honour at an occasion later. The report prepared by K Jayakumar the Vice Chancellor of the Malayalam University, the draft prepared by artist Namboothiri and the logo of the new university were released during the inaugural session.

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