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Realise the Nobility of Our Mother Tongue: Dr. M. Leelavathi

 

Kochi:  “Eventhough it is only 62 years since the Kerala state was formed, the idea and culture of a unified entity was here much before. The fact that All Kerala Sahithya Parishat was formed far back in 1927 is an evidence for this. In spite of the fact that a good number of eminent writers were there in other languages in the country the first Jnanpith award was given to a Malayalam writer is ample proof the eminence of Malayalam”, said Dr . M. Leelavathi. She was delivering the keynote address at the Keralappiravi celebrations of CUSAT’s Hindi Department. “Thunjath Ezhuthachan united Kerala culturally through his poetry”, she added. “Scientists should have a taste of literature and vice versa so that the dissemination of facts in both the fields will be easier”, she opined, referring to maintaining a department for languages in a science and technology University like CUSAT.  “There are a lot of books in Malayalam far better than those which have won the Booker Prize. Students of this department should gain the skill and command to translate those books in to other languages for better comprehension and criticism by readers all over the world” she opined . “It is in Kerala that the roots of renaissance were very strong and now the scenario is changed and people here are discriminated on certain basis”, said Vice Chancellor Dr. R. Sasidharan inaugurating the programme. He exhorted the youth to recognize whether customs, beliefs or human being is more important. The poem ‘Malayalam’ written by Smt. Sugandhavalli, former teacher of Hindi Depatment was recited by Shreena, student of Hindi Department. Dr. K. Ajitha, HoD presided and  Ashita, Dr. P.V. Vijayan, Dr. Chandramohanakumar, Priya .A.S, Dr. Sheela spoke

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