Diploma and ITI courses in local language suggested

Diploma and ITI courses in local language suggested

94th Founding Day of Kannada Sahitya Parishat held at Kolar

Kannada Sahitya Parishat should prevail upon the State government to impart ITI and diploma courses in Kannada, suggested educationist C Bhyrappa.

Speaking after being felicitated at a function to observe 94th Founding Day of Kannada Sahitya Parishat here on Friday, he said that imparting ITI and diploma courses in English to students who study in Kannada medium up to SSLC will not serve the purpose. “Efforts should be made to create a pro-Kannada environment by taking out programmes outside Rangamandira, right into rural parts. The essence of literature will then spread far and wide,” he opined.

 He suggested the Kannada Sahitya Parishat to conduct programmes cherishing the works of stalwarts of Kannada literature. He traced the growth of Kannada Sahitya Parishat, established in 1915 under D V Gundappa, Nanjundaiah, Bellave Venkataramanappa, B M Srikantaiah, G Narayan and others.

Block Education Officer K A Nagaraja Gowda who spoke on the occasion opined that talks won’t ensure development of Kannada and there is a need to imbibe the love for langugage from the grassroots. He expressed the intention of a circular from Education Department asking teachers to put their signature only in Kannada and motivate the students to do so.

District Kannada Sahitya Parishat president K Prahlada Rao, who presided over the function disclosed that the Parishat will organise more programmes in future. Parishat has been rendering yeoman service in spreading the language by publishing several books.

Delay lamented

Lamenting the inordinate delay in granting classical status to Kannada, Chutuku Sahitya Parishat district president Aravinda Katti alleged that the status has not been granted in its entirety, and elected representatives should take up the cause He felt that Kannadigas should stand united when confronted with the question of land and language.

Kannada and Culture Department assistant director B S Venkatachalapathi sought cooperation from people of all segments of the society for development of Kannda. He explained the programmes formulated by the Department for preserving the folk and theatre arts of Karnataka.