Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Kerala Assembly Passes Resolution to Change State’s Name as ‘Keralam’ – N.F Times

Kerala: The Kerala State Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a resolution to rename the state from ‘Kerala’ to ‘Keralam’.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, presented the resolution, highlighting the cultural and linguistic importance of the name change. The resolution was supported overwhelmingly by both the opposition and treasury benches.

Initially adopted in August 2023, the resolution was reintroduced due to technicalities. CM Vijayan pointed out that ‘Keralam’ is the state’s traditional name in Malayalam, which reflects its cultural legacy.

He also mentioned that Indian states were historically formed on linguistic lines, and Kerala, established on November 1, 1956, shares this date with its linguistic heritage.

The Assembly has now urged the Central government to formally acknowledge the change to ‘Keralam’ in the Constitution ‘Keralam’ in all languages, a move that significantly reinforces Kerala’s linguistic and cultural identity.

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