Thursday, March 11, 2010

Govt moots Malayalam varsity

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government was committed to making Malayalam the official language in all departments and courts in the state. The government would also seriously consider the demand for establishing a University of Malayalam, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan told the Assembly on Wednesday.

While replying to a calling-attention motion by C P Mohammad on the necessity to accelerate the implementation of Malayalam as the official language, the Chief Minister said the government was taking all steps to achieve the target. ``The Official Language Act on the matter was passed way back in 1969. Even after 40 years, we are not able to achieve the goal.

More than 50 percent files in the Secretariat have been made Malayalam, he said.

Steps taken on the Justice Narendran Commission report to convert court languages into Malayalam was also progressing, he said. To promote the language among Non-resident Keralities, the government had launched �Malayalam Mission� by setting up Malayalam education centres outside the state, Achuthanandan told the Assembly.

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