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Central Institute of Classical Tamil will remain as autonomous institution, Minister for official languages

Chennai, August 16 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Minister for official languages, Thangam Thenarasu has said that the Chief Minister has assured him that the Central Institute of Classical  Tamil will remain an autonomous institution.

The minister said that the new building for Central Institute of Classical Tamil will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister at Permabakkam near Chennai. The minister said that the dates for the same are yet to be finalized but that it will be done soon

Thangam Thenarasu was responding to a question from the DMK member, N. Eramakrishnan in the legislative assembly who asked the minister in a starred question as to whether the central government was trying to remove the autonomous status of the institute.

The DMK member Eramakrishnan said that Tamil was one of the few classical languages and that it was former Chief Minister and DMK leader, late M. Karunanidhi who had established the Central Institute of Classical Tamil in Chennai.

Thangam Thenarasu in the house said that the Chief Minister M.K.Stalin is firm that the Central Institute of Classical Tamil would remain as an autonomous body and that it will never be allowed to be shifted out of Chennai.

The minister also said that there was no need to worry about the library attached to the institution and said that the library would remain with the Central Institute and as a part of the institution and added that it would be retained as part of the institution in the new building of the institute.