State seeks Centre's support


It has appealed the Centre to support the State’s stand on the language policy.

Chief Minister Yeddyurappa, in his letter to the Prime Minister, said the dispute between private educational institutions and the government had reached the Supreme Court. The government firmly believed that teaching in primary schools in mother tongue would enable child to understand the subject very well.

A few writers from Karnataka had also filed a PIL in the Supreme Court on the issue. The court had served notices to both the State government and the Centre. The CM said that his government would expect that both the Centre and the State adopt a similar stand while filing replies.

The CM, in his letter, had also referred to the education bill recently passed in Parliament.

The section 29(2) of the Act says medium of instructions shall as far as practicable, be in child’s mother tongue. He requested the PM to advise the ministry of Human Resource Department to arrive at a consensus on the issue.

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