Thousands of children initiated into the world of lettersOn the Vijaya dasami day thousands of kids were initiated into the world of letters, as usual this year also. The Navarathri (nine nights) set apart for worshipping Saraswathy Devi, the Goddess of knowledge, ends with this Vidyarambham (the beginning of study) day. The Vidyarambham is held at different centres including several temples.
As per reports, at Thunchanparampu, Thirur in Malappuram district of Kerala 4,416 kids were initiated into the world of letters. Thunchanparampu is the place where Thunchath Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, the father of Malayalam language was born and brought up.
It will be interesting to find out how many of these children will be studying in Malayalam medium schools when they are grown up and become eligible for school education, at least as a respect to the great father of Malayalam.