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Culture Ministry recommends classical tag for Malayalam

Culture Ministry recommends classical tag for Malayalam

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's long-pending demand to have classical tag for Malayalam has received a boost with the Union Ministry for Culture recommending to the Central Cabinet that the language deserved to be elevated to the coveted status.

Talking to reporters here on Saturday, Union Minister for Culture Chandresh Kumari has said the process for according the classical language status to Malayalam is in the final stage and the proposal has been forwarded to the Central Cabinet.

The Central Cabinet is likely to take a decision on it soon.

The experts' panel set up by the Akademy had in December last year recommended the Union Ministry for Culture to give the classical status for Malayalam.

About a year back, the Akademy had rejected Kerala's arguments that the language spoken by over three crore Malayalis be given the classical status which other South Indian languages already enjoy.

Academic and literary circles in Kerala had resented the Kendra Sahitya Akademi language panel's reported stand against according classical status to Malayalam on the ground that it is a 'younger' language compared to Tamil and other southern languages.

Kerala has been pressing for classical tag for Malayalam for quite some time as it is the only south Indian language which does not have the status.

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