[lg policy] English medium govt schools are anti-Kannada: S G Siddaramaiah

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 10:48:50 EDT 2019


English medium govt schools are anti-Kannada:  S G Siddaramaiah

He said local languages will become symbolic if English and Hindi become
first and second languages in the proposed three-language policy.
<http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2019/jun/10/english-medium-govt-schools-are-anti-kannada-1988185.html#>

Published: 10th June 2019 06:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2019 06:39
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For representational purposes
By Express News Service

MYSURU: Kannada Development Authority (KSA) Chairman S G Siddaramaiah said
on Sunday that the government's decision to start government English medium
schools is against the development of Kannada.

Calling the state's initiative as anti-Kannada, he said any move to offer
primary education in English would defeat the purpose of primary education
and feared that it will also have a cascading effect on higher education.
He said that many, including Kuvempu, C N R Rao and U R Rao, who emerged as
global leaders, studied in Kannada medium schools.

He said local languages will become symbolic if English and Hindi become
first and second languages in the proposed three-language policy. Referring
to Kuvempu's warning against the three-language policy, he said the
commericialisation of private education institutes has posed a threat to
Kannada as they have provisions to teach German, Japanese and Sanskrit as
the third language.


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