THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The situation is that the Public Service Commission (PSC) looks down on the Malayalam language, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. There is no other place where one can graduate without studying their mother tongue. The study of Malayalam language should be made compulsory in the State.
Talking at the 60th anniversary celebrations of Kerala Piravi in the assembly, he said the formation of a state on the basis of language rose even before independence and many who voiced the demand later withdrew from it.
Potti Sreeramulu who sacrificed his life for the formation of Andhra Pradesh for Telugu speaking people paved the way for formation of states including Kerala. Keralites should thank Potti Sreeramulu for making the State a reality.
He ended his speech rendering a few lines from Vallathol’s poem.