Thiruvalluvar’s Thirukkural, which was written several centuries ago, contains wisdom for the whole of humanity, said Union Minister for Education Dharmendra Pradhan here on Sunday.
Kavitha Jain, adjudicator, IBR congratulated the institution for attaining the milestone and handed over the certificate to the principal, Dr Sr ASJ Lucia Rose.
Justices R Mahadevan and J Sathya Narayana Prasad observed that Thirukkural is an invaluable source of knowledge, wisdom and practical guidance on leading an ‘ethical and meaningful life’.
Also, the couplets are not included in the portions for final examination and thus teachers are not giving importance to teaching the couplets," he said.
The governor had said the Thirukkural was de-spiritualised, when it was first translated by GU Pope in English.
The bench observed that the government is expected to supply Braille copies of 'Thirukkural' to persons with visual impairment free of cost.
“The translation was done with the colonial objective to trivialize the spiritual wisdom of India,” he said.
Merging surrealism and metaphorical realism, R Sowmya Iyal employs art to illustrate Thirukkural couplets and engage the youth in discovering life lessons