[lg policy] Karnataka: Strive for compulsory Kannada in English schools: CM

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 11 15:19:33 UTC 2012

Strive for compulsory Kannada in English schools: CM
Jaideep Shenoy, TNN Jun 10, 2012, 08.17PM IST

PUTTAR: Language policy that Karnataka has been following presently
has been in vogue since early 1990s and there has been no change in
it. The opposition of litterateurs, writers and pro-Kannada activists
to teaching of English in Kannada schools is baseless and would hamper
cause of youths from the state who has to compete globally. English is
the tool that would help them stand up to challenges of globalisation,
said CM DV Sadananda Gowda.

Refuting observations made by Kannada writer D Javare Gowda, who feels
state government is showing keenness towards English language and is
not seeking opinion of Kannada writers regarding its development, CM
said such writers should first introspect on their stand. "I am
getting a list of some of these activists whose children in turn have
studied in various English medium schools," CM said adding he would
make this list public at the earliest.


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