[lg policy] Karnataka: ‘No govt made attempt to implement language policy’

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 6 14:31:26 UTC 2010

‘No govt made attempt to implement language policy’

‘No govt made attempt to implement language policy’
Madikeri, May 5, DHNS:

None of the governments in the State have made an attempt to implement
language policy, other than announcing. This has affected the progress
of Kannada language, opined Ornithologist Dr S V Narasimhan.  Speaking
at the 95th founders day of Kannada Sahithya Parishat in Madikeri on
Wednesday, he said the politicians who have been speaking on the
implementation of Kannada language are supporting English medium
schools. The children of Dalits, backward class are studying in
Kannada medium schools and have remained socially backward owing to
the government policy.  Though state, district and taluk-level
Sahithya sammalen is being organised grandeously, the decisions taken
at these sammelan never gets considered, he lamented.

Moornadu PU College Lecturer Mahadevaswamy said “Kannada Sahithya
Parishath which came into existence on May 5, 1914 during the reign of
Krishnaraja Odeyar IV and Diwan Vishweshwarayya and played a vital
role in the development of Kannada.”  District Kannada Sahithya
Parishat President T P Ramesh said district Kannada Sahithya Sammelan
will be held at Ammathi this year.

Later, senior litterateur N Mahabaleshwara Bhat presided over a
session in which Pu Ra Srinivas spoke on ‘Pro Kannada activities in
Kodagu,’ ‘Awareness on literature among women in Kodagu’ by B R P
Annamma. B A Shamshuddin spoke on ‘the status of theatre in Kodagu.’
Shanthalli Ganesh, Uday Nanjappa, Swathi Ramesh, Liyakhath Ali,
Elasoor Udaykumar and Dhananjay sang Nadageethe on the occasion.


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