Kerala Assembly Passes Resolution to Rename State as ‘Keralam’

Kerala, Keralam, state name change, Malayalam identity
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In a significant move, the Kerala Legislative Assembly has unanimously approved a resolution to rename the state as ‘Keralam’. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan presented the resolution, emphasizing the state’s Malayalam identity.

The resolution, previously adopted in August 2023, was reaffirmed due to procedural reasons. Chief Minister Vijayan highlighted Kerala’s linguistic heritage and its historical context, advocating for the state’s official name change in the Constitution.

The Assembly’s unanimous decision calls upon the Centre to amend the state’s name under Article 3 of the Constitution, ensuring ‘Keralam’ is recognized across all official languages listed in the Eighth Schedule.

This initiative reflects Kerala’s cultural pride and the Assembly’s commitment to linguistic identity, marking a significant step towards reaffirming the state’s Malayalam heritage.

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