Accordingly a girl student in school uniform walks on to the stage and folds her hands to greet the chief guest rahul gandhi, who promptly extends his hand and shakes hers. At this point, Safa Febin, a Class 12 student of the government GHSS Karuvarakkund in Malappuram, breaks into a sweet giggle. rahul gandhi, the current wayanad mp, was visiting the school on thursday to inaugurate a new building.
Furthermore he was about to begin his speech and the other congress leaders who were with him were also asking who would translate the speech. It was then that rahul asked the audience if any student would help translate his speech into Malayalam. And it was Safa, sitting among the audience with her parents, who confidently went up on stage and what was even astonishing was that Safa did the job as if she was an experienced translator.
Moreover Safa translated his speech into malayalam for the audience with clarity and spoke in a crystal clear voice. While making the language attractive and appealing, Safa also ensured that the essence of the leader’s speech was not lost and that the translation was factually correct. It was clear that the young student has a firm grasp of both languages english and Malayalam. Perhaps many times during the speech there was applause from the audience, which is quite rare when a political speech is getting translated. Though Safa won praises for her translation, one wish that the mp from kerala learns that the language of the state is malayalam and not Malayali as he called it.