Power Minister Aryadan Mohammed on Friday urged the KSEB to use Malayalam in its in-house files as a first step towards fully making it the language of administration.
The Minister was speaking after inaugurating the Malayalam Language Conference organised by the KSEB as part of the State Government’s year-long programme to promote Malayalam as the language of governance. “In a democracy, if the people are to establish their rights, it is essential that the language of governance should be Malayalam,” he said.
K Jayakumar, the Vice-Chancellor of the newly-established Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, said that the year-long observance was an opportunity to recapture the soul of Malayalam.
To establish it as the true official language, it is essential that Malayalam is used at every opportunity spanning all fields of knowledge including technology, he said.
“Only then can it attain the fluidity and flexibility that English has attained,” Jayakumar said.
“Only through constant use will the language evolve,” he said. KSEB chairman M Sivashankar said that electricity being a technically- oriented sector, KSEB was likely to face some degree of difficulty in fully shifting to Malayalam.
Still, there is ample scope for establishing Malayalam as the language of administration, he said.
K Jayakumar and writers K L Mohana Varma and George Onakkoor were honoured.