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Not sure if it will “enrich” our language.
The chair status provided by a premier institute to the language works as an identity and recognition at the global level, also creates a source of knowledge for future debates and discussions. Only few languages in the world has such status, we can take pride in that fact. India is only known as a “Hindi” language country by many. Only less people are familiar with other languages. So this takes the level of diversity to the global level. Also, the easiest way for many to learn and spread the language to keep it alive, given that learning Tamil is diminishing rapidly after school even in TN. Who studies Tamil after school these days? I can hardly see anyone learning it.
So such a recognition at the global level is a welcome move, you might see people learning Tamil at the top ranked university and this will keep the language alive.
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