Curtain fell on the Thunchan Festival, the largest literary mela of Kerala, after five days of celebrations and intense deliberations at Thunchanparambu, Tirur, on Sunday evening.
Presiding over the valedictory session, Jnanpith laureate M.T. Vasudevan Nair said that one should love one’s language, but it should not lead to any fanaticism. He exhorted the people to respect and accept the literature of all languages. Inaugurating the function, E.T. Mohammed Basheer, MP, wished that Thunchanparambu would become a meeting ground for all world cultures. However, he lamented the lack of social space to accommodate all cultures.
Delivering the keynote address, A. Vijayaraghavan, MP, stressed the necessity of expansion for any language. The expansion of the language would mean the expansion of the Thunchanparambu, he said.
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