Kerala Celebrated 66th day of State formation

Published on: 26 Nov, 2012
Published under: Education News Kerala, Featured, Malappuram District News

24 Nov 2012

Kerala today celebrated the 66th day of State formation. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated ‘The Malayalam University’ named after Thunchath Ezhuthachan, considered to be the father of Malayalam language, at Tirur in Malappuram district in the presence of a large number of people.

Speaking on the occasion, Chandy said the government would move ahead with the intention of making Malayalam language compulsory in all schools in the State.The government will also strive to get a classical language status for Malayalam, he said. The varsity’s logo, designed by artist Namboothiri, was released at by Chandy.

The university will have five chairs in the names of Raja Ravi Varma, Swathi Thirunal, C.V. Raman Pillai, Kumaran Asan and Herman Gundert. Prominent writers M.T. Vasudevan Nair and T. Padmanabhan, winners of Ezhuthachan Award, were felicitated at the function. The Right to Service Act came into force in the State today. The Act is aimed at ensuring that citizens get government services within a fixed time. In the first phase, 13 services offered by various departments and nine offered by police have been brought under the ambit of the Act.

Farmer’s protection – Food richness’, a new programme to promote agriculture in the State with a view to making the State self-sufficient in food articles was also launched today.


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