Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 2: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan inaugurated the valedictory function of the the Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL-2020) at Kanakakunnu Palace grounds, here on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Khan recalled the time when he had resigned from his ministry in 1986, and was invited by Veerender Kumar, Madhavan Kutty and C N Mohammed in Kerala and ''attended 5 meetings with them''. He said, "India has given extreme importance to syllable, Akshar, which is a Sanskrit word cannot be destroyed by anyone, it is something that is indestructible.
The word ‘Ka’ holds a greater mythical significance it denotes the question of How, When, What, and Why. He also said that he is reminded of Vijender Nath Singh who was the former chancellor of Mysore University who compared India with soul which keeps changing bodies but the soul never ages.
The letters give importance to our civilization and is a celebration of literature, he added. (UNI)