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Malayalam Mission logs on to cyber space, launches web magazine

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Tvm: Malayalam Mission, a project by the Kerala government to educate the new generation about their native language and culture, has made its mark online in an effort to reach out to non-resident Malayalees. The Malayalam Mission website (mm.kerala.gov.in) was launched by the Minister for Culture, Shri K C Joseph on April 11 in Thiruvananthapuram. A web magazine, Pookalam (pookalam.kerala.gov.in), was also launched on the occasion by Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the web magazine will complement the mission's certificate courses in Malayalam. He added that steps would be taken to give special consideration and protection to Malayalam language. He expressed his hope that Malayalam would get classical status soon. Efforts are on to get a Malayalam University in the State.

The Malayalam Mission was started in 2010 as an initiative to teach the new generation Malayalees, especially those who stay outside Kerala (NRKs), their mother tongue and culture. It is estimated that more than one crore Malayalees live outside Kerala. The mission provides a platform for their children to learn the language and interact with others. Malayalam Mission has ensured that students in Kerala did not pass out from school without before studying their native language.

The courses are prepared in such a way as to provide an over-all development in the children's language skills. Each course provides the children with an overall understanding of the history, culture, art and social structure of Kerala. The mission has set up learning centres in different parts of the world with the help of local Malayali organisations. The mission has expanded with more than 25,000 students attending free classes on Sundays.

Minister V S Sivakumar; Poetess Sugatha Kumari; and Sajan Peter IAS, Director, Malayalam Mission, were among those present on the occasion. The websites have been designed and developed by C-DIT.

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Comments (4)
1 Friday, 13 April 2012 17:19
Anything that comes out of valuable thoughts to produce results are of course
a commendable job well done by professionals for future generations.

65 years after independence, Keralaites still do not have resources to produce
ENOUGH ELECTRICITY for our state's consumption is all what we need to highlight where we stand now basically against all the flags of achievements
we have so far. What a shame!!!!
The Basic thought line has changed to such an extend that parameters
for development is simply calculated in ratio with how many Mercedes cars
running in our 'Pot Hole' roads and how many teenagers questioned by
media-men said 'yes' to the terrible idea of 'living together' even
before marriage!!!!This is the combined manipulated idea created by an
environment which is dominated by 'consumerism' which we forget altogether or helpless to review it at any time!!!!
WE need dedicated and selfless leaders, who speak little but do more
and get the citizens of this state from deep cracks without any delay.We
also need Ministers who face the voters and declare the state will see
no more 'Mannanna Vilakku' but will deliver more electricity and do away
with power cut or so called load shedding. Because, the vibrant economy
of this state is intertwined with what and how much electricity produced
and consumed here to measure development instead of Mercedes cars
and Pants wearing community which is not any criteria any longer!!!
Hope, the administration will find some time to sit down and discuss
what they can do to produce more electricity & not to throw the state
exchequer wide open to create everything online which is not possible
for any common man to view at least WITHOUT ANY ELECTRICITY at all!!!!!
2 Friday, 10 August 2012 13:20
"MATTULLA BHAASHAKAL KEVALAM DHAATHRIMAR" ...MY hearty greetings and support to Malayalam Mission.
3 Monday, 20 August 2012 10:17
Iam from
Dombivili - Thakurli East.

It is getting good response from our area. My hearty support to Malayalam Mission.
4 Friday, 16 November 2012 10:59
Malayalam Mission is providing a unique opportunity to the Children of Malayalees, who are born and brought up outside Kerala, with little knowledge in Malayalam. If a child attend the MM course, he can easily understand to read and write malayalam language. Over and above the language, kerala culture is also slowly transmitting to the child through this course.

Abhivaadanagl

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