KDA seeks national policy on education

 Kannada Development Authority (KDA) Chairperson Mukhymantri Chandru on Friday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to frame national policies on education, employment and river water utilisation.

Chandru, who led a delegation of writers, education experts and others from Karnataka to the national capital, met the prime minister at his Parliament office and explained the issues that have been haunting Karnataka for long. He said the KDA has been pressing for a clear policy at the national level.

Later speaking to reporters, Chandru said the prime minister had given a patient hearing to the demands made by the delegation and promised to look into them.

He said the KDA was in favour of making mother tongue the medium of instruction for students from Class I to V and teaching English as a language.

He said there was a need to formulate national employment policy to ensure that local people are given preference in recruitments in various sectors.

The KDA would also take up its demand for a national policy on river water utilisation and inter-state river water disputes, said Chandru.

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