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ELECRAMA 2020; Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT); Thirukkural;
By IASToppers
January 20, 2020

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Art & Culture

  • Need to Preserve ancient languages

Key Facts for Prelims

  • ELECRAMA 2020
 
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Art & Culture

Need to Preserve ancient languages

Speaking at the Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT), the Vice President of India stressed the need for promotion and protection of ancient Indian languages as they offer a window to our ancient civilization values, knowledge and wisdom.

Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT

TAKEAWAYS FROM HIS SPEECH:

  • Need to promote the use of mother tongue at homes, meetings and as a mode of primary education in the schools.
  • Develop a sense of dignity and pride for those who speak, write and communicate in Indian languages.
  • He commended CICT for translating the ‘Thirukkural’ into all Indian languages and also in some foreign languages.

CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL TAMIL (CICT):

  • CICT is an autonomous Institute of higher research functioning under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India.
  • The CICT is engaged in several research activities aimed at establishing the ancientness and uniqueness of Tamil and of Classical Tamil in particular and in propagating its findings globally.
  • The Kural Peedam Award was instituted by the CICT.

THIRUKKURAL:

  • The Thirukkural or Kural is a classic Tamil language text consisting of 1,330 couplets or Kurals.
  • The text is divided into three books, each with aphoristic teachings on virtue (dharma), wealth (artha) and love (kama).
  • It is known for its universality and secular nature, authored by Tamil philosopher Valluvar or Thiruvalluvar.
  • The text has been dated variously from 300 BCE to 5th century CE.
  • First Dravidian work for ethics.
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Key Facts for Prelims

ELECRAMA 2020

  • ELECRAMA 2020 was held in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

ELECRAMA-2020

  • It is the flagship showcase of the Indian electrical industry and a platform to connect the world with Indian industry in respect of technology, new trends and innovation for future energy transition.
  • It is organized by Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA), the apex industry association of electrical equipment, industrial electronics and allied equipment manufacturers in India.
  • It is supported by the Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India.
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