New Delhi: The President, Ram Nath Kovind, and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, wished the people of Kerala on ‘Kerala Piravi’ or the anniversary of the birth of the state. Kerala celebrates 1 November as its birth anniversary when in 1956 the state was created from three distinct regions of Malabar, Cochin, and Travancore.
The Prime Minister wished the people of Kerala in Malayalam and wished them prosperity and happiness. He reminded that many Malayalees had given huge contributions to the country. His twitter message was in Malayalam.
The President too wished the people of Kerala prosperity and hoped that the state and the country would progress in the coming years.
Interestingly, Kerala will also celebrate this week as Official Language Week with the aim to fully use Malayalam for all official purposes.
However, the celebrations of Kerala Piravi loses its luster because of the shocking incident of government apathy in the Walayar case. Two Dalit minor girls were raped and found dead at their home last year. However, the police and prosecution colluded to save the suspects from the judiciary. The suspects were activists of the CPI(M).
Social media are full of protests against the government for its apathy in delivering justice to the sisters. They are asking everyone to shun the Kerala Piravi celebrations and to mourn for the two sisters and their family who were denied justice.