Caste surnames once abandoned reappearing now: CM
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that those who abandoned the trend of adding caste name as surname have brought it back by naming their children and grandchildren in the same way. A huge mistake has been committed in this regard. He said this while inaugurating the platinum jubilee celebration of Kerala Grandhasala Sangham.
It has to be examined whether the activities of the previous generations are continuing in the same way. The national movements, LDF and renaissance leaders have jointly fought the dominance of the orthodox forces. The state was reformed and Kerala obtained a unique identity among other states, he said.
But the opposing powers continued their efforts to destroy this. As the people was against their moves, they could not succeed. But now they are putting forward things that are not suitable for the society, the chief minister said.
Minister C. Raveendranath chaired the function. He said that the new generation should be taught that reading too has politics in the period of renaissance. The minister inaugurated the distribution of Platinum Jubilee grant by handing over it to N. S. Gopalakrishnan, secretary of Ambalappuzha P. K. Memorial Library.
Minister Kadakampalli Surendran inaugurated the distribution of Khadi attires to senior library workers. He also released the book ‘Thekkan Thiruvithamkoor Bhasha, Sahithyam, Samskaram’ by handing over it to district panchayat president V. K. Madhu.