The century-old Sree Rama Varma Government Sanskrit College complex would be declared as a heritage centre, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. All steps would be taken to raise the institution to a higher educational centre that would facilitate research activities, he added.
He was speaking at the inaugural function of the Heritage Museum and centenary celebrations of the Sanskrit College on Friday.
Mr. Chandy said Sanskrit language is the most valuable part of our tradition and it is our responsibility to preserve it. It is one of the most scientific languages in the world and there should be a campaign on part of Sanskrit scholars and students to create more awareness on it, he added. Malayalam got the classical language status because of Sanskrit, and Malayalees would forever be indebted towards Sanskrit for this contribution, he said.
At the function presided over by K. Babu, Minister for Excise and Ports, K.V. Thomas inaugurated the Heritage Museum that preserves a wealth of tradition in the old scriptures that reflect the history and culture of the bygone era, especially in the context of the royal connection of Tripunithura town.
K.G. Paulose, former Vice Chancellor of Kerala Kalamandalam; K.P. Prasanna, principal of the college; M. C. Dileep Kumar, Vice Chancellor of Sree Sankara University of Sanskrit, Kalady and R. Venugopal, chairman of Tripunithura Municipality, were among those who spoke on the occasion