Vice Chancellor of the Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University K. Jayakumar said on Thursday that the university was committed to working towards enabling other universities to make the teaching and learning of Science, Information Technology, and Humanities in Malayalam language.
He was inaugurating the valedictory function of the Malayalam Classical Language Week Celebration under the aegis of the Malayalam Department of the Dayapuram Cultural Centre at Chathamangalam in the district. Mr. Jayakumar said the lack of a sense of direction was a major problem faced by students who pursued Malayalam language and literature for their higher studies. “Even the urge to celebrate Malayalam as a classical language stems from the fear of gradually losing it,” he said.
Mr. Jayakumar said that when someone was losing a language, he/she was losing an entire culture that the very language represented. “It is not the ‘classical’ tag given by a government or certain authority that matters but it is the place a language has in the minds of the people who use it,” he said.