Implement Sarojini Mahishi report: KSP chief

Implement Sarojini Mahishi report: KSP chief

Education in mother tongue should be made compulsory

Implement Sarojini Mahishi report: KSP chief

Kannada Sahitya Parishat (KSP) will pressurise the State government to implement the recommendations of Sarojini Mahishi report, said KSP president Pundalika Halambi.

He was speaking at the swearing in ceremony of KSP district president M Chandrashekar at Vijayanagar in the city on Friday.

When Sarojini Mahishi report was formulated, IT, BT and other private companies were non-existent. Due to this, the report has to be revised and implemented, he added.

Education in mother tongue should be made compulsory and Kannada students should be given job reservation. A majority of the parents are sending their children to English medium schools in order to help them get jobs and better education.

If people get to know that it is possible to build their lives by using Kannada, then they would start using the language. KSP would pressurise the government to take proactive steps, he added.

He said the members should participate actively in the programmes organised by KSP. Also, KSP should become an independent body and conduct its programmes without the assistance of government.

Litterateur Prof D Javaregowda said according to the Sarojini Mahishi report 65 per cent of jobs by state and central governments should be given to locals.

Presently, IT and BT sectors should also be included. The percentage of 25 mentioned in RTE for underprivileged children should be increased to 60 per cent.

This would help children of labourers, he added.

M Chandrashekar took charge as president of district KSP.

Department of Kannada and culture assistant director K N Annegowda, litterateur C P Krishnakumar, ex-president Nallurprasad and Maddikere Gopal were present.