Rains play spoilsport

Operations of Namma Metro Reach - 2 from Yeshwantpur to Peenya will be launched in the next six months, said Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar.

Speaking at the 57th Karnataka Rajyostava celebrations organised at the Kanteerava Stadium here on Thursday, the Chief Minister said that if the government excels in the field of education, then it is easier to meet the targets in other fields.

“We have began to adopt latest technology in the education field. We have introduced computer education in government schools which is helping students to expand their knowledge,” he said.

Jagadish Shettar said the government will be giving importance for the development of Tier II and II cities in the coming days. The chief minister’s speech was obstructed when the members of the Students’ Federation of India shouted slogans against the State government’s decision on closure of Kannada schools in the State.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, N Ananth Nayak, state president, SFI said the government is planning to close 12,740 Kannada schools in the State. It has already closed 3,170 Kannada schools and has no moral right to celebrate Rajyostava.  

We are against the report submitted by Prof Govinda who has recommended for the closure of Kannada schools,” he added.

Due to incessant rains on Thursday, schoolchildren dressed up to perform at the event were disappointed as the cultural programmes was cancelled. “We have practiced to perform at the programme, but we are disappointed,” said Sudha, a student of Malleswaram Ladies Association High School.

However Hema, another student said though they were disappointed, they were confident they would perform next year. Later in the day, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Mini Vidhana Soudha at Yelahanka Satellite Town.

He said when the government will take up reorganisation of taluks, Yelahanka will be converted into a taluk. The Mini Vidhana Soudha will be built at a cost of Rs 13 crore, with the government contributing Rs eight core and Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike contributing Rs five crore.

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